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3,241 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...

1,080 views, 0 by Madts

Madts

Clamps

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.

756 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...

767 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...

962 views, 0 by Brian

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. ...

1,472 views, 0 by MontyJ

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...

869 views, 0 by TonyCan

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 &...

1,441 views, 0 by RevRuss

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...

838 views, 0 by MontyJ

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...

1,502 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...

1,009 views, 0 by Kelly

TABLE SAW LONG PIECE CUTTING JIG

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,...

1,036 views, 0 by Kelly

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...

926 views, 0 by Joe Laviolette

Joe Laviolette

Finally finished my "tool cabinet"

Which is not much of a cabinet at all. I’ve been meaning to make one for a few months. Previously I just hand my hand tools all over makeshift shelves that the previous owners put in the garage. I decided against a cabinet in favor of using the...

1,142 views, 0 by Ellen

Ellen

Problem with Bessey Uniklamps slipping after a good cleaning!

My Bessey Uniklamps were pretty sad, all covered with glue along the bars from lots of use. They are my “go-to” clamps. So I googled cleaning them and watched a bunch of videos and read a lot of articles. Long story short, I cleaned them with...

684 views, 0 by MJCD

Post-Project Shop Reset; Optimizing the Small Shop

The following covers two areas: getting my shop ready for the next project, and optimizing the small shop. Post-Project Reset We each have our procedures; one of mine is that after every project, I reset the shop. The reset includes re-touching...

931 views, 0 by MJCD

Revisiting the Festool MFT/3

I’ve owned an MFT/3 for many years now, and recently sold it; for all of its many benefits and capabilities, I became frustrated with its many shortcomings. I’m in the minority, it seems, as I read glowing reviews – some by dispassionate reviews;...

2,165 views, 0 by Jeff Vandenberg

Jeff Vandenberg

Ever have a Questions about Titebond Glue

If you ever had questions about the titebond glues here are your answers. This come directly from http://www.titebond.com/frequently_asked_questions.aspx What is the best way to disassemble a glue joint? The key to the disassembly of glue...

824 views, 0 by Shin

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...

1,214 views, 0 by Shin

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...

1,029 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...