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Wedge Stand - Homemade wedge stand constructed from 2x6, bolts, and nuts. Intended primarily to hold a board on its edge.

Wedge Stand - Homemade wedge stand constructed from bolts, and nuts. Intended primarily to hold a board on its edge.

3 Classic Vises made with Pipe Clamps Increase your bench’s versatility on a budget. By Chad Stanton As a professional woodworker, leaving the comfort of my shop to work on a jobsite is part of the routine. I always take along a portable bench that’s equipped with three inexpensive vises made with pipe clamps. They’re durable and simple to operate. To build them, all you need is some plywood and …

3 Classic Vises made with Pipe Clamps

I love this trick. The pressure of the clamps forces the wood against the workpiece. A perfect 45 degree cut is key. l Lay it out and use your backsaw and coping saw just like dovetai pins.

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Dale Toms had a unique incentive to quit smoking--one new tool of his choice for every 30 days without a cigarette.

Dale Toms had a unique incentive to quit smoking—one new tool of his choice for every 30 days without a cigarette.

Benchtop Hold-Downs Offer Flexible Clamping

Unable to clamp together complex assemblies? No problem! Using one reader's benchtop clamping system you'll have no trouble mounting pipes in the flanges.

Handscrew clamps - HomemadeTools.net

Hello, Here is my version of the old handscrew clamps. My main constraint was that I couldn't find any left hand threaded rods, so here is how I built

Living on the edge without a vise: Use blocking and a second set of clamps to hold work pieces vertical for working on edges.

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