Have you ever wanted to clamp in two directions on a multi-piece project on your workbench? How did you do it?
That was the problem I had for over 25 years of woodworking. I searched the catalogs—no clamp existed that would do that. If you used pipe-clamps, the second direction was impossible as you couldn’t cross them. And there was no control over small parts.
Than I thought of the solution! It’s simple! Just SURROUND the objects you want to clamp!
So I designed a clamp that will do that. It works like a wooden band-clamp with pipe-clamp power!
I have tried it on a complicated segmented platter and it worked just fine. (See picture) You have control of where the pieces go at all times. And when you want to glue them, you can adjust the two sides in eight places and get the workpieces to fit exact with no struggle.
This is especially important when you are trying to clamp angular pieces or uneven material.
At any rate, this thing really works and saves a lot of grief.
-- Dick, Novato