Woodworking Glue Jig
Pipe Clamp Holder
Many time when clamping edge nosing’s on shelves I end up fighting the pipe clamps. They are either rolling over, sliding away or difficult to adjust under the boards.
A simple set of pipe clamp holders solves this issue. The holders hole the clamps in one position and a few inches off the table. You can easily reach your hand under the boards as well as position and adjust the clamps.
How to make a pipe clamp holder:
- Use scrap plywood approximately 6” wide and as long as you need.
- Choose a Forstner drill bit that is slightly larger than the diameter of your clamp pipe.
- Draw a center line down the middle of your plywood and then mark off even spacing along the center line. [e.g., every 3-4 “]
- Using a drill press or power drill bore holes at every spaced mark
- Rip the board down the middle on a table saw to create two evenly sized boards with 1/2″circles.
- Rip two 4” strips the same length as your boards with the half holes.
- Glue and screw these boards to the bottom of your 1/2 circle boards as a footing base.
- Mark the two jigs so you can align them and have the holes correspond to each other.
- Glue something up!