This is the Workshop Clamps category of information.
This woodworkers list of free woodworking plans and projects features a collection of workshop clamps and related jig pieces that any moderately skilled do-it-yourselfer can build. The woodworking information found on these sites range in quantity and quality. Please contact individual web sites if you have questions about those woodworking projects.
Total woodworking resources in this category: 92. Displaying Page 1.
9 Clamp Storage Solutions Here are 9 clever clamp storage solutions for the workshop with storage tips for your pipe clamps, bar clamps, pony clamps and more.
Bar Clamp Storage This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for my bar clamp storage system. You will need the SketchUp software to download this drawing and its freely available online. We do not provide support for this software. Not all drawings have the measurements displayed but you can use the measurement tool in SketchUp to easily and accurately determine the dimensions of each lumber part. Most drawings do not have instructions, its assumed you can build it based on the completed drawing provided.
Link Type: free plans | Wood Source: Google 3D | Fix Link?
Bench Holdfast It seems to me that bench holdfasts are a lot less common these days than they used to be. That is too bad -- they are really a great way to secure boards to a workbench. If your bench has holes for bench dogs, you can build one for yourself. All you need is a common bar clamp, a scrap piece of bar stock, and a few minutes.
Bench Vise, Auxiliary One of the things I like best about woodworkers is that we are always thinking. For example, if we do not have a tool or a jig that we need to do something, we make it ourselves, or come up with a work around. Here is an example...
Clamp and Beam Veneer Press If you do not have a dedicated veneer press, you can still get the job done with common clamps, cauls, and wooden beams, as long as you use enough clamps for adequate pressure and distribute the clamping pressure as evenly as possible.
Link Type: free plans | Wood Source: American Woodworker | Fix Link?
Clamp Blocks When edge gluing boards, I use scrap blocks to distribute the clamping pressure and avoid marring the edges. But sometimes the blocks shift out of position or fall to the floor before I get the clamps tightened. To solve this problem, I made a number of U-shaped clamp blocks that slip over the edge and stay right where I put them.
Clamp Blocks for Aligning Miters A band clamp does a great job of applying even pressure when gluing up boxes and other square projects. But if the project has mitered corners like a picture frame, then a band clamp has problems.