Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'pipe clamps'

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Clamps Clamps Clamps #1: Pipe clamps - making, pads and stands

01-16-2022 09:05 PM by mafe | 22 comments »

Pipe clampsmaking, pads and stands. Pipe clamps has been on my wish list for years, didn’t really need them, rarely do that big stuff, but when doing just that, I were always thinking; why don’t I have a set of pipe clamps… and well yes I just always liked them. Last year my old mother gave a pack of four clamp heads (they were on the wish list), so I had to do something about it, at some point at that was now. As always I check prices and had a chock, when finding out that the pipes...

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Make your own - shop aids, tools, jigs #3: Pipe clamps, aluminum pipe?

01-26-2018 01:18 PM by curliejones | 1 comment »

I recently bought a 3/4” pipe clamp at a thrift store that seemed very light considering it was 5 ft long and had Pony cast iron fittings. The pipe intrigued me and I found it to be non-magnetic with an i.d. of 0.87” , an o.d. of 1.04”. I concluded the pipe was Schedule 40 Aluminum. I researched and found almost no info, no one using Aluminum pipe for clamps??? The pipe seemed rigid enough for shop use, but I know it will not equal resistance to flex like iron pipe. –...

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Kitchen Island Cart #13: Drop Leaf Glue up

09-28-2017 06:06 PM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts | 0 comments »

I needed to go shopping for more clamps ( it’s true never have enough) so I decided to buy 4 of the Bessey H style pipe clamps $80 or so later I am back in the shop doing test run with the new clamps and they didn’t fail.. as a side note I found this YouTube video on the use of cauls and pvc pipe so it used it The idea is to apply pressure accross the end grain of the panel using cauls so I put 2 cauls under the end grain and 2 over the end grain thus keeping the panel from ...

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Southern Yellow Pine Work Surface (workbench) #16: Oak Dowels in Screw Holes

03-14-2015 01:14 AM by ruddhess | 3 comments »

From my “bunk bed” screws holding the rails on while the glue dries overnight, to 5/16” oak dowels glued in enlarged holes. Here are four more pins for the next rail. Gluing up the top rail now using new HF 1/2” pipe clamps. At first I didn’t think they were going to work. The back clamp wanted to slide badly. But after I took some Coleman stove fuel to the pipes to remove much of that gummy, waxy finish they worked brilliantly. They are a little bit heavy,...

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Newfangled Workbench #2: Continued progress

01-30-2013 09:33 PM by Charlzecheeze | 7 comments »

I’m still plugging away on the NF workbench. Weather here in ON has been cold so, it has moved inside for completion. My biggest hangup so far has been the math for the intersecting pipes. Everything fits in there – but it looks like I may have a hare over 3/4 from the benchtop to the pipe. I got a little carried away and made the well for the long clamps 12.5”. Next bench will probably be smaller, although my drill press fits in there pretty nice.

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Pipe Clamp Woes

01-20-2012 06:14 PM by Brandon | 19 comments »

While gluing up my workbench top with pipe clamps, there was one part of the bench that didn’t want to cooperate and so I had to exert an extra bit of force to close up the gluing gap. It worked. All the glue joints are tight and strong. However, in the process I broke a pipe clamp, which for me was a first. I’m not surprised that it was one of the Harbor Freight Pittsburgh clamps and not a Pony clamp. The “Pony” clamps are definitely of better quality and the screw tu...

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pipe clamp suggestions

12-18-2009 05:35 PM by Randy | 21 comments »

We all know that you can never have too many clamps and acquiring a sufficient collection of clamps takes alot of money and usually alot of time. A while back I purchased two bessey 3/4 pipe clamps for $13.00 each and two 2ft threaded pipe nipples for about $8.00 each. This came out to around $22.00 per clamp. Recently i was at harbour freight. I will first say that i have a love hate relationship with this store. Their blades and bits are not worth a crap. However, i have bought se...

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John White's new-fangled workbench #1: rough cut framing lumber

12-07-2007 06:32 AM by ben | 6 comments »

The sketchup plans for the bench originally came to me from Jeff, and I modified the dimensions to make the final bench 8’ long x 28” deep x 34” tall (although I rough cut the leg pieces a bit longer, since I’m debating whether to bring up the height an inch or so). Finally getting started on this thing. All I have to show for it so far is a stack of rough cut SPF (can’t find Douglas Fir around here): The back table top will be made from glued up c...

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