As I’m heading down to my basement at almost 2 in the morning (or is it almost 3? damned daylight savings time) to un-clamp one glue-up and clamp another I can only marvel at my own procrastination. I don’t know how many times over the years that I’ve wished I had more clamps or I’ve had many parts ready for gluing at one time but had to do them sequentially (spelled it right after only two tries) due to a shortage of clamps. Throughout those years I’ve bought many tools: a bandsaw, a jointer, a planer, numerous hand tools and a few bottles of glue which I’ve somehow managed to use without buying more clamps. Right now, I’m building a guinea pig cage because my wife wants me to, for a friend of hers, so I must. It will be a two story cage, six feet long, with a full cage on top and a ramp to the lower part which will be half cage and half cabinet because that’s what she said it will be. It will be unstained and unfinished because apparently guinea pigs are sensitive to these things. Okay, so I’ve digressed just a little but I know tomorrow, without a doubt, I am going to buy more clamps.
-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY