|Forum topic by LucasinBC||posted 12-29-2009 01:17 AM||2813 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
12-29-2009 01:17 AM
This is my first time posting o this forum – and I’m still a rookie in the woodworking world so I apologize if the question seems amateur-ish! I need some pipe clamps for my first woodworking project (ongoing) which is my workbench. I’m going to be laminating about 25 2X3s to form my bench top, so I was going to use some pipe clamps, like the Bessey ones, to help glue up everything firmly.
The only problem is that I can’t figure out where I am supposed to get these pipes! Lots of distributors sell the clamps, but almost none that I can find sell mating pipes. I assume that I should be looking for standard black threaded gas pipes, but I can’t find any in the 3/4” size. Are these hard to find? Where’s the best place to look?
I’m thinking about just going for bar clamps if I can’t find any in the near future, but if anyone who reads this has an idea where I can start looking I would much appreciate it!
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