Clamping Hacks Episode 5 / Woodworking Clamps Tips and Tricks
Clamping Hacks Episode 5 / Woodworking Clamps Tips and Tricks
Woodworking Clamps must be the hardest working tools in the shop and they are asked to do so many different things and here is a collection of tips and tricks that I use, some infrequently, others all the time, to make my clamping time more effective and get better woodworking results.
5 Quick Clamp Hacks Part 4: https://youtu.be/Tg41SPamdqc
5 Quick Clamp Hacks Part 3: https://youtu.be/IBcU_ngqOL0
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Great ideas Collin, thank you.
The shims, brilliant
I’ve been watching you for a while now I really enjoy you show. Keep up the good work!
Some great tips. Thanks for sharing
Some great ideas again Collin
You have some really great tips! I’m a new follower and really enjoy the way you explain things.
All really good practical ideas. Thanks for sharing. How tight should you tighten your clamps? I see some woodworkers tighten just enough to make contact and then others tighten so Hercules can’t loosen them when taking off. I know it’s in the middle, but is there a rule of thumb? Thank you.
awesome!!!!! thanks again….
Use galvanized pipe for all your pipe clamps.
Great tips! Wish I knew about the pipe insulation this past weekend! Definitely going to be using that tip
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this is awesome
I use bed frame for quite a lot of projects!
You just got a new sub. 🙂
Thanks for the tips. I have never tried the wedge idea for clamping. I will give it a try next time. I enjoy your videos. Thanks
Really useful tips. Thank you!
I subscribed you since long now and have been watching and learning tips from you. There is so much to learn since i am only a weekend carpenter and adopted it as a hobby. Thanks for sharing. May God bless you with long life and health.
Hey Colin. Re edge clamps, I use spring clamps with some inner tube strips with each end stuck to a jaw each with contact adhesive. The gusset formed in the mouth of the clamp then holds the edge material in place. Rockler make them, but my way they cost pennies. Thanks for all the content. https://www.mad4tools.com/rockler-small-bandy-clamps-with-ultra-grip-clamp-pads-pack-of-2?utm_source=google_shopping&esvt=486-GOUKE61142&esvq=&esvadt=999999-0-3478-1&esvcrea=283814139100&esvplace=&esvd=c&esvtg=pla-296260906469&esvo=19876&esvaid=50186&gclid=Cj0KCQiAzKnjBRDPARIsAKxfTRAViuET81TnDuYFH4Z1y_HrIK0SG38UmI6TvcZUkhJNDDOSAhZUXUcaAvLrEALw_wcB
Tip for the angle iron – carefully lay a strip of painters tape along each outside face, leaving sufficient to fold around to the inside. This will prevent iron stains, and if you get glue on it, you simply have to peel it off and apply a fresh length
Simple, straightforward and easy but effective!
The audio in this and some of your previous videos is too low when compared to other videos and even you intro music.
Thanks Colin for the great tips!
Are those insulation wraps the same material that is in pool noodles? I have a whole corner full of those pool noodles in my garage….
Ah the wonders of pool noodles. LOL
the dollar store has foam swimming noodles during the summer. they’re great for covering the clamps
Great idea with the I beams that will come in handy because i don’t have a wood working bench per say so i have a hard time clamping things to my temporary work area. You have some great videos , lots of info keep them coming i really enjoy watching them !!
I’ve seen other glue-up videos where the woodworker uses clear box tape on the calls, because glue doesn’t really stick much to the tape.
Saw an interesting solution to clamping edges on. Put a couple of thick rubber bands around the middles spring clamps. Then just put the clamp down on the board with the rubber bands stretched across the edge piece. It puts pressure down on the edge and will not get glued to the clamp or rubber bands.
he rambled here like a failed new york real estate con artist
Volume issues with this vid. The add ahead of video was so loud. Tv speakers work…. But the video, I could barely hear at 100%.
This one goes into my watch again later playlist. Thanks!
Great tips. Thanks
Great tips. I am certain I will use them all.
Volume was just fine for me. I’m watching your channel on the YouTube app and my phone is a cheap one. Thank you for making these great videos. I really appreciate your passion for teaching us about woodworking!
Thanks again Colin. You always have great tips for me. I really appreciate your time and effort for sharing these. Cheers!
I see a lot of videos where black pipe is used for clamps. I use galvanized pipe and have no problem with staining.
Get you board wrap it in shipping tape then glue want stick to it
Very useful clamping tips. Thanks for sharing. I’m late this time so there are already many comments. I do not have the time to read them all, so maybe
the following part of my comment is mentioned already by somebody else:
To avoid contact between the angled irons and squeezing out glue on the boards I would stick tape to the angled irons.
Kids pool noodles are cheaper and more sizes.
Just starting a project and then relaxed with these tips. Saw the anvil. STOPPED the project, built the anvils. Clamping now completed AND STRAIGHT in less than 30 minutes. Thanks CK.
Good clamping tips !!
I liked most of your ideas. For your angle iron just spray some lacquer on them. the wood won’t turn black and the glue won’t stick.
Another set of simple ideas. Loved the wedge concept. Cheers Colin.🇬🇧
Colin, the angle iron is a great clamping idea. On its ends like that, I wondered if there is a chance they could divot into the wood depending on the clamping pressure. So I thought maybe it could be turned on one side, so only one flat side is clamped in contact with the wood. A deeper piece of angle would accommodate varying sizes of clamps. The 1×1 angle seems like it would accept most types of C-clamps. Thanks for another great set of ideas!
Thanks Colin, great ideas very useful in what I am making.
Nice clamp hacks Colin. You were talking bed frames for caul blocks on the ends of glue ups. I just use wood with packing tape on them. The glue won’t stick to the tape. I use them on top and bottom for panel glue ups for years.
These are awesome ideas, who would have thought, haaa. Thanks
Thanks Colin. So frustrating when the glue drips onto the clamps. I’ll bet I can apply this to my Bessey K clamps.