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07-09-2013 02:11 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question clamp

Some may know me as “The woodworker with only one clamp” but I’ve been using different techniques and so far have gotten myself around most glue ups. I would like to know what you would use other than clamps. At the moment I mostly use bricks, rope, rubber bands and anything heavy.

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#1 posted 07-09-2013 02:15 PM

Bob Villa has an idea:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tS8vURf8S9E

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#2 posted 07-09-2013 02:22 PM

For small stuff I’ve used tape and clothes pins.

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#3 posted 07-09-2013 02:27 PM

Masking tape works great!

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "Finished"!

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#4 posted 07-09-2013 02:45 PM

Battery cable clamps are wicked strong.

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#5 posted 07-09-2013 02:49 PM

Inner tubes. Depending on how you cut them you can get some really big rubber bands and they’re strong. :)

I also like these

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#6 posted 07-09-2013 02:51 PM

Cool tip Charlie, thanks.

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#7 posted 07-09-2013 02:58 PM

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#8 posted 07-09-2013 03:11 PM

Ropes with a tourniquet work pretty well too, especially for chair legs.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#9 posted 07-09-2013 03:12 PM

I use hot hide glue. On most joints you don’t need clamps. Masking tape helps with alignment but well fitting rub joints just don’t need clamps. Gotta love HHG.

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#10 posted 07-09-2013 03:27 PM

Do you have a workbench with dog holes?
If so, a pair of wedges work really well.

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#11 posted 07-09-2013 05:06 PM

Strap or web clamp. One does the job of four! You can also use ratcheting straps used to hold down cargo.

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#12 posted 07-09-2013 09:08 PM

Wedges, ropes, wheigths, anything at hand

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#13 posted 07-09-2013 09:15 PM

I’ve used my vise for many glue ups, don’t know if it could be considered a clamp or not ;)

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#14 posted 07-09-2013 09:31 PM

for many things I use a super glue and an accelerator. so in that case I just use my hands. (be careful not to glue the fingers together!!)

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#15 posted 07-12-2013 01:47 AM

A couple of these pinch dogs…. :)

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