Pipe Clamp Extensions

By Robert Robillard on Workshop tips

Rack fastened to wall

Rack fastened to wall

Clamping Large Items: Using Pipe Clamps

I often find myself needing to clamp large items such as face frames of bookcase counter edge nosings.  Unless your Norm Abrams and you have a plethora of various size pipe clamps and a ton of space to store them you often find the need to improvise.  That’s why I use gas pipe union to accomplish my pipe clamp extensions.

Pipe Clamp Extensions

When I need to clamp long parts together I use  a double threaded union to join two clamps together.  I keep [2′, 3′ and 5′] ¾” diameter pipe clamps in my shop and to make a larger pipe clamp I join them with the threaded union.  [see photo below]

This trick saves me from purchasing long clamps and them having to store them in my already small shop.clamping long objects

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Robert Robillard

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