By . Clamp. At Saturday, September 01st 2018, 05:48:51 AM.
A person once sold off all the articles of a workshop by advertising each article or tool separately. At the end of the first day, the person received a barrage of requests for the clamps. This goes to show how important the clamps are for woodworking and that these two go hand in hand and clamps are indispensable when it comes to woodworking. It is just that sometimes we fail to understand or realize the importance of these humble woodworking tools.
To use a pipe clamp, it is important to use proper measurements. First, take a measurement of the wood pieces that are to be glued together. Then, either find a pipe that is already the right size or cut a section of pipe to match this measurement, with about an extra foot. Metal or PVC pipe can be used because both are durable, you just need to ensure that one end of the pipe is threaded. Attach the static clamp to the non-threaded side and secure it in place, then attached the tightening clamp to the threaded end of the pipe. Size up the wood and make sure it is connected in the way you need to it to co me out in the end, and then slowly tighten the clamp down the threaded section until it is held together firmly. If you are working with multiple pipe clamps, it can be easier to tighten one side a little and then the other side a little more, incrementally increasing the hold on the wood until there is balanced pressure.
Clamps are considered as one of the most useful unpowered tool. One can never have enough of these, it provides one with 'extra hands' when dealing with wood pieces because it helps to hold them together, just like how a friend would be able to do it; but if you are alone and you need someone to hold the wooden pieces together but there's no one available to help you then you can always rely on your trusty clamps.