Six versatile tips
Synopsis: Pipe clamps can do more than assist in glue-ups. This one-page article illustrates other clever uses for pipe clamps, sent in by magazine readers.
Between glue-ups, the humble pipe clamp just gathers dust and gets under-foot. Here’s how six readers coax double-duty out of these tools. so he always has one handy, Scott LeCocq of Arvada Colo., uses a pipe clamp for his toolbox handle. Robert Harrigan of Cincinnati, Ohio, extended the grip of his vise with a clamp gizmo, while Philip Hahn of Blacksburg, Va., made a simple bench hold-down. Lyon McCandless of Bainbridge Island, Wash., Bernd Schroder of Half Moon Bay, Calif., and Maurice Harrington of Chicago devised pipe-clamp vises. Thorn Lipiczky of West Stockbridge, Mass., suggested adding bench dogs for larger work.
From Fine Woodworking #45
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