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Quick Pipe Clamp Jig

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Project by Brad_Nailor posted 12-22-2012 04:52 AM 10140 views 90 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I do a lot of glue ups with pipe clamps..usually cutting boards that have lots of separate pieces, in a certain order. You know how it is..your fighting that open time limit on your glue…getting things flat and lined up…and the stupid clamps are turning over and moving around! Well I threw this little jig together in about a half hour. Pretty simple….just ripped some 1/2” baltic into strips, drilled some holes in one before ripping, then cut it straight down the center of the holes. Some quick eyeballed interlocking joints at the corners and it was done! I wanted to be able to break it down and store it flat..and then set it up quickly when I wanted to do glue ups..critical in a small limited space shop! I left the side joints a little shallow so there would be a gap to slide some masking paper underneath for easy squeeze out clean up. One mistake..I made the holes that the pipes fit in a little too big….I might use some weather stripping to shim the holes closed a little to hold the pipes a little tighter..but it works good..made gluing up this fairly large(15×23x1 5/8) side grain cutting board easy..and the board is nice and flat in the clamps!

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#1 posted 12-22-2012 05:01 AM

Simple an effective. Smart idea.

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#2 posted 12-22-2012 05:03 AM

Handy clamp jig.

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#3 posted 12-22-2012 05:20 AM

Very good!

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#4 posted 12-22-2012 05:46 AM

Nice. Keeps the clamps straight, which is probably why my boards go haywire sometimes because i don’t have one of these.

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#5 posted 12-22-2012 06:41 AM

very cleaver I like it

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#6 posted 12-22-2012 08:36 AM

They say the universe will provide…. I was just thinking about making something like this!
Easy to make and can be broken down for my small shop – perfect.
Great design! I thank you!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#7 posted 12-22-2012 08:38 AM

simple but superb ! thanks for sharing

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#8 posted 12-22-2012 09:59 AM

Clever idea

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#9 posted 12-22-2012 10:24 AM

can’t beat a good idea
you got a great one here

well done

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#10 posted 12-22-2012 10:28 AM

awesome jig and very handy. good job

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#11 posted 12-22-2012 01:29 PM

Very simple and effective jig, I’m sure. Basically, it’s a catch basin for glue squeeze out. Very smart

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#12 posted 12-22-2012 02:06 PM

Great idea, Brad. Since I am now getting hooked on cutting boards I will probably end up making one of these.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#13 posted 12-22-2012 03:38 PM

Pretty darn cool. I am going to have to make one too.

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#14 posted 12-22-2012 03:55 PM

Great idea. simple and effective.
But Yeaaah, dont bother applying for a patent on this one.
You can consider this idea “stolen” already.

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#15 posted 12-22-2012 04:08 PM

great idea

-- Joe, Ga

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