Woodworking with very few clamps (maybe only 5).

How many clamps does it take to hold your woodwork? Turns out… not many.
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Pipe Clamp for ½” Pipe:

Here’s the pipe just for reference:
(I recommend you just buy it locally.)

50 Free Woodworking Plans

Medium Bar Clamps:

Twin Screw Clamp:
(This one isn’t cheap, but it’s very good. I’ve also had good luck with cheaper ones, even Harbor Freight versions.)

Metal Spring Clamps:

Nylon Spring Clamps:

Table Of Contents

00:00 Intro
00:27 ` History: Long Island Dominys
01:31 ` Opening Cut Scene

01:43 Merits Of Old School Techniques
02:07 ` Dove Tail Joint
02:57 ` Draw-Bored Mortise & Tenon
04:34 ` Rabbet Joint
05:32 ` Battens Screwed On Work Bench With Wedges
06:16 ` Sprung Joint

07:02 ` ` Misc Commentary

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08:00 42″ Long Pipe Clamp
09:17 2 Medium Sized Bar Clamps [a.k.a. F-Clamps]
10:29 Adjustable Twin Screw Clamp
11:55 Spring Clamps

13:08 Conclusion

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More Workholding:

Make a big leg vise:

Learn about woodworking vises:


Build your own Early American Cupboard


Learn more about the Dominy family: Also this book: (It’s out of print and I paid a lot for my copy. Hopefully it will get a re-print soon.)

Steve Ramsey’s video on clamps:


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Wood Work for Humans Tool List (affiliate):
Gyokucho Ryoba Saw:
Dewalt Panel Saw:
Suizan Dozuki Handsaw:
(Winner of the affordable dovetail-saw shootout.)
Spear and Jackson Tenon Saw:
(Needs tune-up to work well.)
Crown Tenon Saw:
(Works out of the box)
Carving Knife:
Narex True Imperial Chisels:
(My favorite affordable new chisels.)
Blue-Handled Marples Chisels:
(I use these to make the DIY specialty planes, but I also like them for general work.)

Honing Guide:
Norton Coarse/Fine Oil Stone:
Natural Arkansas Fine Oil Stone:
Green buffing compound:

*Marking and Measuring*
Stockman Knife:
(For marking and the built-in awl).
Speed Square:
Stanley Marking Knife:
(Excellent, inexpensive marking knife.)
Blue Kreg measuring jig:
Round-head Protractor:

Forstener Bits:
Spade Bits:

Orange F Clamps:
Screw Clamp:

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