Corner Clamps

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Project by Tony_912 posted 07-01-2017 12:57 AM 1452 views 10 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The corner clamps project was born when I started to build my table saw cabinet. The name is kind of deceiving since you do need to have separate clamps to use this jigs. What this provides is perfect 90° reference to be used during woodworking projects assembly. There are two such clamps presented in this project. The simple clamp with four mounting holes is useful to align the corners of drawers, chairs, picture frames and boxes. The second clamp is more for larger projects like cabinets and large furniture and we will call it panel clamp. The panel clamp is more for securing large boards and becomes invaluable while assembling large project. The project is easy to complete but requires attention to detail. Remember that you are creating precision tool and make sure you double-check your progress.
There is a project build video and plans are available at our website for download.

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#1 posted 07-01-2017 01:43 PM

I need to make a couple a these in a smaller size, would come in very handy.

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#2 posted 07-01-2017 04:10 PM

I use something very similar to this. Only additional hint I would give is to go ahead and notch out one corner of the clamping squares. For my work when I’m attaching thinner pieces to larger legs (say 3/4” stock to a 1 1/2” leg) the notch lets you still clamp without worrying about the corner config.

Also, even a small notch is good for preventing accidentally gluing it in due to squeeze out.


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#3 posted 07-01-2017 05:58 PM

I can see how these would be a very worthwhile addition to our shops. Nice work.

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#4 posted 07-02-2017 07:45 AM

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#5 posted 07-02-2017 08:03 AM

I used two of these for the first time, when I built my workbench. Mine where just two pieces of scrap wood. But they are really great helpers in the shop. And my scrap-piece-corners still live under my bench. Have to make some more in different sizes though.

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#6 posted 07-04-2017 01:31 AM

These work really well.
Suggestion : Cover the sides with packing tape to prevent glue from sticking.


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