Tools & Workshop

How To: Make Homemade Clamps

Here's an easy way to improvise when you're running out of clamps around the woodworking shop. After spreading glue, set the work to be clamped on top of a scrap piece of plywood. Then, use scrap wood across the top of the work, spaced 12 inches apart. Using three-inch drywall screws, secure the straps to the bottom plywood. Remove them after the glued boards have dried overnight.

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