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Blog entry by WoodshopTherapy posted 05-11-2019 11:02 AM 975 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Vector Clamping is a new term I recently learned. When I clamp odd shapes, such as a pedestal table leg, there isn’t any natural way to clamp the parts. I make cauls using softwood to create a clamping surface so I get force applied in the right direction. I explain this and show 2 examples in this video to share how this works.

https://youtu.be/izMaQp5myf8

-- Scott Bennett - sharing woodworking knowledge



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#1 posted 05-11-2019 02:30 PM

thanks for posting

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#2 posted 05-11-2019 03:22 PM

You’re welcome!


thanks for posting

- stanley2


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#3 posted 05-11-2019 07:33 PM

Great way to clamp irregular surfaces.
Do you have to make a jig for every new shape or can you reuse the old ones
By altering them?

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#4 posted 05-11-2019 09:08 PM

Very interesting!

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#5 posted 05-12-2019 01:51 PM

Hmm I’ve done this I never knew it was called vector clamping. I definitely picked up a couple of handy tricks from this video thanks for posting.

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#6 posted 05-13-2019 01:30 AM



Great way to clamp irregular surfaces.
Do you have to make a jig for every new shape or can you reuse the old ones
By altering them?

- James E McIntyre

I throw them in the wood burning bin. In my experience doing furniture repair or custom pieces, I haven’t found them to be something I can reuse.

-- Scott Bennett - sharing woodworking knowledge

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#7 posted 05-14-2019 02:27 PM

What’s your vector Victor?

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#8 posted 05-16-2019 07:37 PM

I like your youtube channel and hope you keep posting videos. This one was very interesting.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#9 posted 05-17-2019 02:44 AM



I like your youtube channel and hope you keep posting videos. This one was very interesting.

- jdh122


Thank you. We will keep making videos if our subscriber base gets over 10k – that’s the goal. Any help to promote the channel would be helpful! Thanks. Scott

-- Scott Bennett - sharing woodworking knowledge

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