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Small Parts Clamp

I’ve been using miniature Jorgensen clamp to hold small parts to cut them on the band saw or sand them on the big drum. I decided to experiment and these seem to work pretty good. These can be made in any size you desire. Too, there are various...

834 views, 0 by Shin


Vacuum Clamping

So, I’ve heard of, and read about, vacuum clamping, so I figured I’d give it a try. I’m working on a router jig for the second cross design and really don’t want to make clamps, or buy a pattern bit with the ball bearing below the cutter instead...

3,296 views, 0 by Woody9999

Harbor freight clamps and clamps in general

Hello all, I am new to this site, and fairly new to wood working. As they say, you can never have too many clamps, and I find myself picking up a couple of new ones with each project. I typically stay away from Harbor Freight, but I’ve heard...

1,090 views, 0 by Madts



Does anybody have a good idea for removing glue from the clamps after a glue-up? I am always onto the next process, and forget it. —Madts.

768 views, 0 by Kelly

Sacrificial Fence Clamp Storage

After all these years, I got around to buying a couple clamps to hold sacrificial fences to my table saw fence. They work great, and are an alternative to my old method of securing the fence, which involved drilling holes in the both my regular...

1,231 views, 0 by Shin


Vacuum Clamped Router Jig

I’ve been aware of vacuum clamping, and vacuum router jigs, for some time, and finally put one together. I came up with a cross design, some time back, that I wanted to be able to cut, without having to scroll saw accurately and that I could lap...

782 views, 0 by MJCD

Resident Skills

I’ve commented, previously, that a Forum is defined by the skills and mentoring-willingness of its active members. And, there is the other side of that coin, that other members need to be asking the provocative questions to draw-out and provide a...

1,035 views, 0 by Joe Laviolette

Joe Laviolette

For anyone doubting how strong Hot Hide glue is

I am working on a contemporary credenza/console design. I decided to use ash. After milling the rough sawn boards I discovered one was cut pretty close to the crotch. Past experience should have taught me that no matter what I do it won’t stay...

3,369 views, 0 by lanwater


Making a form for an arch

I need to make an arch with a cross section of 3″×3″ for an outdoor table legs using bent lamination I plan to experiment with 3/16 to 1/4 laminates. The arch will have about 26" radius since the table will be about 30" high. for 1/4 "...

975 views, 0 by Brian


Need new roller stands

I have a pair of cheap roller stands (they came with my table saw) and they are finally biting the dust. First the height adjustment knob stripped and I took to holding the height with clamps. But now one of the rollers is completely broken. ...

2,258 views, 1 by Wolf (& Rabbit!)

Wolf (& Rabbit!)

hey! I gotta new band saw

Well it’s an old bandsaw…a sixties Coronet Imp built in Derby… so I tested it by making a box…it sucks, I know but it took no time at all and it’s made from a left over bit of pressure treated fence post. I had fun. Never owned a band saw...

1,468 views, 0 by Brian


Oh no! Cracked cutting board

I just arrived at my parent’s place and gave them the cutting board and we washed it, then no more than 20 minutes later it cracked on both the left and right sides in about the middle of the board, and the board itself is now warped. What...

1,484 views, 0 by MontyJ


The biggest obstacle I am facing...

as a new woodworker is a severe lack of clamps. My entire clamp collection consists of 10-6" bar clamps, 6-12" quick clamps, 1-24" bar clamp, 1-Kreg clamp, 3-C clamps of various sizes, and a handfull of 1" and 2" spring clamps. It became really...

875 views, 0 by TonyCan


Spent $91 today!!

Best $91 spent ever! So i went for a router and some misc small clamps, but walked away with all this!! Had to share, i was stoked!! First the router, its a like new porter cable, 1.75HP, with fixed and plunge base, all the tools, 1/4 &...

1,456 views, 0 by RevRuss


New Jorgensen grips (review)

In Feb I picked up a dozen Jorgensen 6" f-clamps that all had the new plastic/rubber grips, ace hardware had them for 5.00 each. Since then I’ve picked up 3 of the heavy duty f-clamps as well. This has given me several opportunities to use them...

911 views, 0 by Brian


Need a new circular saw

I’ve been working nights doing some carpentry and without my (relatively) luxurious and large tablesaw, I’ve come to the conclusion that my inexpensive skil circular saw is just not up to the task for practically anything. I have a nice finish...

1,323 views, 0 by Kelly

Drilling Spheres

A friend gave me a bag of billiard balls. I figured I’d make some coat racks out of them. Holding them to drill holes to insert dowels can be a challenge. However, a piece of plywood I use under material I’m drilling was sitting on the drill...

846 views, 0 by MontyJ


When life gets in the way...

…do you ever forget where you were in a project? A couple of months ago, one of my older daughters bought a house that was built in the 1920’s. It’s a concrete block 2-story monster of a duplex with a full and finished attic and a full but...

1,515 views, 0 by Kelly

The Ultimate Dado Jig

This is my version of a router dado jig. While it shares much in common with others dado jigs, I believe my modifications to the general design make it easier and quicker to use than most others. In part, this is because the jig does not require...

1,019 views, 0 by Kelly


I have a Unisaw with a 52" fence. Needless to say, cutting a forty-five on 3/4" stock longer than its capabilities is a challenge. I could run against a sacrificial fence, but that requires me to rely on the cut portion, in back of the blade,...