13 Ways Master Woodworkers Use Wood Clamps
Pro woodworkers share their best tips and tricks for clamping wood, whether you are on the worksite or in the workshop. These are the go-to wood clamps of choice.
How to Clamp
A professional woodworker shows you simple clamping techniques that make stronger glued joints
No-Gimmick Fence Clamps
You may think this woodworking gadget is a gimmick at first glance, but it works!
Easiest Way to Remember Which Way to Tighten Clamps
Hand screw wood clamps are some of the most useful and versatile tools in my shop. But I always forget...
The Brilliant Miter Aid Measuring Clamp
Stop the tedious task of measuring miter joints with this incredible measuring clamp.
Makeshift Small-Parts Clamp
Make a small-parts clamp by wrapping a rubber band around the jaws of a needle-nose pliers.
Brilliant Miter Box Clamp
Try this trick for clamping moldings and lumber tightly inside your miter box.
Sneaky Way to Hide Wires
If you’re running phone wire around a door, create homemade wire clamps from a clear plastic soda bottle.
Amazing Miter Joint Clamp
Make these amazing miter joint clamps now so that you have them the next time someone needs a frame.
Build some clever plywood clamp extenders to use when bar clamps are too short to do the job. It beats...
Overhead Spring Clamps
If you have a shop in the garage, try this tip from reader Dan Amstutz. Clip all of your spring...
Use Screws for Clamps
You don’t always need clamps. Cut your workpiece a little long, fit the parts, then drill holes near the ends.
Spring Clamp Storage Tray
Serve up your spring clamps on a tray—a slotted piece of 3/4-in. plywood with 1/4-in. plywood fins glued in the...
Home-Made Miter Clamps
Don’t spend money on store-bought miter clamps—make your own! All you have to do is cut a couple 8-in. x...
Kind and Gentle Clamp Jaws
Clamping up projects without sticking bumper boards between the clamps and the wood is easy, with this simple tip.
On-Board Hold-Down Clamp
This easy-to-build hold-down clamp adds great clamping versatility to any workbench and is quick to install.
Bar Clamp Vise
Slender, curvy workpieces tend to slip and slide in regular woodworking vises, so try Richard Chowin’s great alternative.
Clamp Stabilizers from Foam Insulation
Do your pipe and bar clamps ﬂop over during gluing jobs—and cause you to come unglued along with the boards?...
Ferocious Miter Clamp
This customized spring clamp applies powerful force and stays put while the glue dries.
To repair split chair rungs or spindles, inject glue into the split, and then clamp it together with electrical tie-wraps...
Gentle-Grip Pipe Clamps
Attach short pieces of 1/2-in. plywood to pipe clamp jaws to protect board edges from dings and dents while gluing.