By . Clamp. At Saturday, September 01st 2018, 00:51:42 AM.
Pipe clamps are a special type of clamps that are composed of different segments to allow usage flexibility. A basic pipe clamp involves two different clamp sections. One section is the tightening clamp, while the other is static. They feature an open loop on one side and a clamping brace on the other. These two sections connect with a length of pipe and the tightening section of the clamp can move to properly connect pieces of wood. The fact that the pipe can be alternated for shorter or longer sections to connect different or nonstandard pieces of wood provides for the versatility and benefit of using pipe clamps.
Clamps provide a lot of benefits over human helpers and their usefulness cannot be stressed enough. It is obvious that these clamps can offer more compressive force than humans and there is no hassle of the wooden pieces jiggling when you use clamps because these would hold the pieces very firmly.
Once the wood is clamped into place, spread wood glue along the seal where the wood will need to connect at a joint. Spread the glue with your finger or a piece of card stock to ensure there is an even distribution and the glue won't cause warping while it cures. Follow the instructions for the glue about curing time, and then you can release the pipe clamps. If using more than one clamp, it is best to incrementally loosen pressure on each clamp as opposed to removing them one by one. If the curing process went smoothly and pressure was distributed correctly, the wood should be firmly connected.