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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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
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
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 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.

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free plans
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Google 3D Warehouse
Rack, Clamp (ZIP)

A wall-mounted clamp rack. DeltaCAD format.

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free plans
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WoodworkersWorkshop
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.

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free plans
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Google 3D Warehouse
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 Holder, Overhead

I found that I had accumulated so many small clamps that storing them was becoming a problem. So I resolved to come up with a storage system that would keep my numerous bar clamps and spring clamps out of the way but still within easy reach. It turned out that the perfect spot was right over my head.

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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
Clamp Storage Rack

Build this wall-mounted clamp storage rack for your workshop using these free instructions.

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free plans
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FixThisBuildThat
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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
Clamp Rack

This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a mobile clamp rack on 3 inch locking casters. 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
Knobs for Holddowns, Wooden (PDF)

This free woodworking projects plan information is courtesy of Â2001 Dale Austin, Mr. Wizard at U of Michigan.

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free plans
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University of Michigan
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.

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WoodworkingTips
Clamp Pads Magnetic

Whenever I use pipe clamps, I like to place a block of wood between the clamp and my workpiece. This clamping pad helps prevent damaging the surface of the wood. The problem is trying to hold the block in place as you tighten the clamp.

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free plans
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WoodworkingTips
Spring Clamps

Make a set or two of wooden spring clamps with this tutorial. You can never have too many.

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free plans
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AtelierDuBricoleur
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.

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Woodworking Tips
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
Clamp Rack, Space Saving

Build this simple clamp storage system (Photo at this link). With this system, the clamps hang on plywood holders that are mounted to a pegboard wall unit. To save space, sturdy support arms on the holders let you stack clamps face to face, several clamps deep. So even a small bracket can hold as many as four clamps.

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free plans
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Workbench Magazine
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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WoodworkingTips
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Clamps, Wedge

If manufactured clamps are not available, make these wedge clamps.

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BenchNotes
Mobile Clamp Cart

This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a mobile clamp cart for the workshop. 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, Shop Made

There are times when you just do not have enough clamps. But do not worry - you do not have to blow your budget on new ones. Here is an easy-to-build clamp that will work great for most projects.

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free plans
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WoodworkingTips
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...

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free plans
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Woodworking Tips
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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WoodworkingTips
Corner Clamping Blocks

To make the job of gluing up a case easier, I made a set of large corner block clamps.

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free plans
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WoodworkingTips
Clamp Pads, Pipe

...I needed to come up with an easy way to protect the wood being clamped. My simple solution is shown in the photo and drawing at [this link]. As you can see, I made a set of wood pads for the jaws of each clamp....

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free plans
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WoodworkingTips
Pipe Clamp Stand

The stands, shown in the photo, give the clamps a very stable footing, as well as creating extra clearance for the handle. Thus I was able to put an end to the handle cranking clearance and stability problems by making some stands for my pipe clamps.

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free plans
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WoodworkingTips
Clamp, Small Parts

Occasionally, I will need to sand a small wooden part on a drum or disk sander. But holding onto small parts can be a challenge. A pair of pliers could do the job, but I wanted something with a softer grip. So I came up with the small parts clamp shown in the photo.

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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
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