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.
This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a simple clamp cart on wheels. 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.
Why not build your own vise grip clamps? No reason I can think of. This one was built using 1/2 and 3/4 inch Baltic birch plywood. There is a free template of the parts you will need to cut out as well as full instructions on the build.
Whenever I am assembling mitered frames, I have a difficult time holding the frame pieces in position while gluing or installing fasteners. But instead of buying an expensive corner clamp, I made my own using a couple of pipe clamps, as shown in the photo.
To meet clamping challenges head-on, I built this wall-mounted clamping station. It combines the glue-up area, clamps, and drying area into a single location. So there is no need to worry about cleaning off a workbench when it comes time to glue up a panel. The cutting diagrams and materials list are available to download in this Online Extra.
This rolling clamp rack can be built in an afternoon and only takes up about 4 square feet of space. It can hold up to 50 clamps and having it on wheels means you can roll it over to your work space, then roll it out of the way when you are finished.
A moxon vise is very handy in the workshop as it clamps on to your workbench allowing you to cut joinery into the ends of your workpieces. The best part is when you finish with it you can remove it and store it out of the way.
The basic construction is simple and consists of only three pieces of scrap wood, glue, a few screws and a ratchet tie down which you can get at any hardware store. You can easily build a clamp out of a few scrap pieces of wood and this clamp can be adjusted.
At the link you will find 3 DIY clamp racks for your workshop to get you organized. These racks will store spring clamps, parallel clamps and another quick clamp rack. Quick and easy projects that will make a difference in your workshop.
Like many woodworkers, I do not have a lot of room in my shop. So I try to make the most of the space that I have. Since most of my wall space is already taken up with cabinets and counters, I needed to find a place to store my long pipe clamps. So I turned to the ceiling, as you can see in the photo.
This compact and effective rolling clamp rack is based on the elegant sawhorse design of James Krenov. There are no measurements or layout diagrams in this PDF. Just a copy of the illustrated diagram from a recent publication of Fine Woodworking magazine.
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