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Clamping & Gluing

These useful clamping and gluing tricks can help you avoid sticky situations.


Shop-Made Toggle Clamp

Toggle clamps come in handy for securing a workpiece to a jig, sled, or tool table (like a drill press). … Read More

Clever Shop-Made Edging Clamps

You don't have to be woodworking very long before you run into situations where ordinary bar clamps just won't get … Read More

Locking Pipe Clamp Stands

These stands partner with the T-track in my workbench to provide a stable lift for my pipe clamps. Read More

Small Parts Vise

This vise will let you get a grip on all sorts of shapes. All it takes is some wood scraps, … Read More

Choosing And Using Super Glues: Must Haves: De-Bonders & Accelerators

Cyanoacrylate is the perfect solution for many shop projects and woodworking challenges. Read More

Beyond Yellow Glue: Cyanoacrylate

Choosing the right adhesive for your projects will help make sure they last a lifetime. Read More

5 Tips For Gluing Up A Panel

Straight boards and matching grain pattern will get you on your way to a great-looking panel. Here are a few … Read More

7 Must-Have Shop Clamps

The old saying, "You can never have too many clamps," is true. But making sure you have the right ones … Read More

“Outside The Box” Clamping Tricks

Sometimes, clamping up an assembly requires a little bit of creative thinking. But there's always a way to get the … Read More

Gluing Up Strong Joints

Assembling tough, long-lasting glue joints is simply a matter of “sticking” with a few of the tried-and-true fundamentals. Read More

Shop-Made Spring Clamp

A simple wood clamp that fits the bill when you're in a pinch. Read More

Extended Reach Clamps

Here's a simple way to extend the reach and the life of your humble old C-clamp. Read More

Junk Mail Glue Spreader

Save those junk mail cards and use them as a cheap glue spreader. Read More

Right Angle Clamp

This simple shop-made jig provides you with an extra hand when it comes to assembly. All it takes is a … Read More

Drill Press Clamping Block

Some wood blocks, along with a regular, F-style bar clamp, allow you to “step over” the webbing to secure items … Read More