You can never have too many clamps, as the saying goes, and those of you who do a lot of glue-up work undoubtedly have some Bessey K-Body clamps, Jet clamps or pipe clamps lying around your shop. And there’s no substitute for a good metal clamp. But let’s say you’re in a pinch–maybe you’re at a secondary shop or in a remote location–and you can’t get your hands on your real clamps. What to do?
The Japanese woodworker behind the Self-Build YouTube channel came up with this DIY idea, which relies on just a few pieces of hardware and some dimensional lumber of whatever length you choose, depending on your application:
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