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  • AW Extra 5/8/14 - Clamp Leash

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, May 5, 2014
    Clamp Leash My spring clamps always seem to be out of reach or scattered around the shop. To solve my problem, I suspended my dog’s old leash over my workbench. Now my spring clamps are always accessible. They’re also easy to transport around...
  • AW Extra 3/13/14 - Pipe Clamp Protectors

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, March 13, 2014
    Pipe Clamp Protectors Iron pipe clamps can mar a finished surface and leave nasty black stains if they touch a wet glue line. My solution is to raise the pipe above the surface with corrugated-plastic wiring harness covers sold in automotive stores. They...
  • AW Extra 2/6/14 - Vertical Panel Clamping

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, February 4, 2014
    Vertical Panel Clamping Gluing panels and other large assemblies vertically saves floor space and is easier on your back—you don’t have to carry anything. Make the crossbar from 1/2-in. pipe and attach it securely to the wall. 3/4-in. pipe...