By . Clamp. At Saturday, September 01st 2018, 06:20:44 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.
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.
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.