Workshop Clamps 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 an

Workshop Clamps

Workshop Clamps

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.

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Tall Vise

Is your back sore from being bent over in the workshop? If so, you need to build a tall vise like this one to raise your work up and save your back. Bonus…if you are anything like me, is you will be able to see it more clearly as well.

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free plans
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CanadianWoodworking
Wood Vise Grip Clamp

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.

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free plans
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IBuildIt
Ratchet Strap Clamp

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.

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free plans
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RusticWoodworking
C-Clamp Handle

I often use a C-clamp when setting up a tool. But sometimes the sliding bar, used to tighten the clamp, gets in the way. Here is a solution.

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free plans
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WoodworkingTips
Corner Clamp Setup

This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a corner clamp setup which effectively places good clamping across mitered corner joints and is shop made from scraps and 2 strips of sandpaper. 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.

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free plans
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Google 3D Warehouse
Clamp Rack (ZIP)

Schematic for a rack to store pipe clamps. DeltaCAD .DC format.

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free plans
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WoodworkersWorkshop
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.

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free plans
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WoodworkingTips
Clamp, Miter Joint Corner

Gluing a miter joint is a challenge . There just is not an easy way to clamp it. So I came up with a shop-built corner clamp that uses wedges to push (or press) the mitered pieces in place.

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free plans
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WoodworkingTips
Toggle Bolt Hold-Downs

My portable workbench gets pressed into service as a stand for several of my benchtop tools. But instead of breaking out the clamps every time I want to attach a tool to the workbench, I came up with a shop-made hold-down. It is faster and easier to use than clamps, and it can be made from a few pieces of commonly available hardware and a wood dowel.

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free plans
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WoodworkingTips
Vise

This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a vise which is very useful for small work or for holding material to be worked on a drill press. 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
Link Source:
Google 3D Warehouse
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Pipe Clamp Glue-up Rack

My shop has no room for an auxiliary table for glue-ups. And I do not like the mess and distraction of having to do these glue-ups on my workbench. So to solve this problem I use a wall system that holds my pipe clamps whenever I need to do assembly and gluing tasks. This makes for efficient use of my space.

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free plans
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WoodworkingTips
Edge Trimming Guide

Trimming the solid-wood edging glued to a plywood panel has always been one of my least favorite tasks. So Iam always looking for a quick, easy, and accurate way to get it done. The router table setup just might be the final answer.

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free plans
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WoodworkingTips
Pipe Clamp Supports

When gluing up panels, I like to remove the glue squeeze-out before it sets. But pipe clamps laid flat on my assembly bench left me no room to clean the underside of the joints. So I found a way to take my panel-making to a higher level.

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free plans
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WOOD Magazine
Band Clamp Strap Holders

I got tired of finding my band clamps all balled up in a drawer, so I devised these ultra-simple holders to keep them in order.

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free plans
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WOOD Magazine
Moxon Vise

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.

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free plans
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3x3Custom
Parallel Clamp Rack

Get your clamps organized and all in the same spot by building a wall mounted parallel bar clamp rack. For this build you will need 3/4 inch thick plywood.

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free plans
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JenWoodhouse
Clamping Table, Small

I have found that gluing and clamping small assemblies requires a slightly different approach. Sawhorses or a large open benchtop just are not suited to the task. So I came up with a work surface that matches the small scale of the project.

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free plans
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WoodworkingTips
Clamp Cradles, Pipe

Whenever you use pipe clamps to glue up a solid-wood panel (which is quite often), you will need some way to steady the clamps and keep them from tipping over.

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free plans
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WoodworkingTips
Clamp, Small Parts

When gluing and clamping small parts together, it is always a challenge to align large clamps to hold them in place as the glue dries. To make this job easier, I built the small parts clamp you see in the photo.

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free plans
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WoodworkingTips
Wood and Clamp Rack

I decided it was time to make some sort of storage rack that would hold both my clamps and my sheet wood. The following is what I came up with.

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free plans
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RunnerDuck
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Clamp Rack

Forget walking back and forth to the clamp rack. Build this roll-around rack and have the clamps right where you are working.

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free plans
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FamilyHandyman
Clamps, Handy Hold fast

My workbench does not have holes for bench dogs. And this makes it hard to hold some pieces in place whenever I need to work on them. To solve this problem, I made this holdfast clamp.

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free plans
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WoodworkingTips
Holddowns, Shop Made

Here is a quick scan of the hold-downs I use on my bench, crosscut sled, drill-press table, other jigs and fixtures, anywhere they may be needed in my shop where I can install a threaded insert.

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free plans
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WoodCentral
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.

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free plans
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American Woodworker
Frame Clamp

This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a 4-corner adjustable wooden frame clamp. 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
Link Source:
Google 3D Warehouse
Clamping Station for Panels

It seems that no matter how many clamps I own, it is never enough when it comes time to glue up a number of solid-wood panels. I have toyed with the idea of investing in more clamps, but decided I could come up with something that would work just as well and cost a lot less. My solution is a simple clamping station.

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free plans
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WoodworkingTips
Clamping, Spring Clamp Corner

I clamp hardboard pads to the workpieces before applying the springs as shown to prevent dents.

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free plans
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WoodworkingTips
Clamp Rack

This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a space saving clamp rack. 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
Link Source:
Google 3D Warehouse
Rack, Clamp (ZIP)

A wall-mounted clamp rack. DeltaCAD format.

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free plans
Link Source:
WoodworkersWorkshop
Clamp, Quick Change

Switching the flexible hose on a portable dust collector from one tool to another is a nuisance. I am always fiddling with a screwdriver, loosening and tightening the hose clamp that holds it in place. To speed things up, I made my own hose clamp from a clothes hanger and a scrap of wood. This clamp fits around the hose and then snaps tight like the wire clip on an old-fashioned canning jar.

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free plans
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WoodworkingTips
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