To Clamp Difficult Workpieces 2-ways at Once

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Blog entry by Steuss posted 01-09-2011 12:07 AM 1175 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was putting together a segmented platter and had no way to glue the various pieces which were angular and odd shaped. My search of the woodworking catalogs showed me nothing that would do this. So I designed my own tool which would do the job—it surrounded the workpiece. When I used it, the project went together without a hitch. I’m showing you a picture of the tool I made and if you like, copy the idea. Thinking that other woodworkers may have had the same problem. I made up several copies of the tool and call it a Surround-Clamp—because that’s what it does.

You can make one of these yourself, and I encourage it, but if some readers are too lazy, or don’t have the time to do this, they are available from me at Steussy Creations— Contact me and I’ll send you further information on the tool and the advantages of owning one. Thanks.

-- Dick, Novato

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#1 posted 01-09-2011 12:53 AM

nice frame …......but I think it is easyer
just to make an open frame without corners with a back and use wedges
its faster and cheaper


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#2 posted 01-09-2011 03:59 AM

What Dennis said or clamp or tack some sides to the workbench and use wedges to enclose it.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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