July 2, 2022

Woody Woodworking

and its tools

Woodworking with very few clamps (maybe only 5).

3 min read

How many clamps does it take to hold your woodwork? Turns out… not many.
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Get my Five Essential Clamps (Links Below)

Amazon affiliate links for my Five Essential Clamps:

Pipe Clamp for ½” Pipe: https://amzn.to/3uCVwSy

Here’s the pipe just for reference: https://amzn.to/2PNZs4g
(I recommend you just buy it locally.)

Medium Bar Clamps: https://amzn.to/39YeWJJ

Twin Screw Clamp: https://amzn.to/2QbcVCU
(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: https://amzn.to/3mF9LDJ

Nylon Spring Clamps: https://amzn.to/3dJ3jri

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

See the description for links on where you can purchase these clamps. Buying them at the links will support Rex! 🙂

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:
Video: https://youtu.be/eiwtBs-9Dco
Plans: https://www.rexkrueger.com/store/xngnvwxa12he013jhrhdhfz0v0uka6

Learn about woodworking vises:
Playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLR_8ISkKkV7n6QZZ0wTyhFAli4Xxiv2hc


Build your own Early American Cupboard
Playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLR_8ISkKkV7mHA6SsTP9yGUYtDj_0iwA5
Plans: https://www.rexkrueger.com/store/early-american-kitchen-cupboard


Learn more about the Dominy family: http://dominycollections.winterthur.org/ Also this book: https://amzn.to/33lwBYH (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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArRlYosuOdk


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Wood Work for Humans Tool List (affiliate):
Gyokucho Ryoba Saw: https://amzn.to/2Z5Wmda
Dewalt Panel Saw: https://amzn.to/2HJqGmO
Suizan Dozuki Handsaw: https://amzn.to/3abRyXB
(Winner of the affordable dovetail-saw shootout.)
Spear and Jackson Tenon Saw: https://amzn.to/2zykhs6
(Needs tune-up to work well.)
Crown Tenon Saw: https://amzn.to/3l89Dut
(Works out of the box)
Carving Knife: https://amzn.to/2DkbsnM
Narex True Imperial Chisels: https://amzn.to/2EX4xls
(My favorite affordable new chisels.)
Blue-Handled Marples Chisels: https://amzn.to/2tVJARY
(I use these to make the DIY specialty planes, but I also like them for general work.)

Honing Guide: https://amzn.to/2TaJEZM
Norton Coarse/Fine Oil Stone: https://amzn.to/36seh2m
Natural Arkansas Fine Oil Stone: https://amzn.to/3irDQmq
Green buffing compound: https://amzn.to/2XuUBE2

*Marking and Measuring*
Stockman Knife: https://amzn.to/2Pp4bWP
(For marking and the built-in awl).
Speed Square: https://amzn.to/3gSi6jK
Stanley Marking Knife: https://amzn.to/2Ewrxo3
(Excellent, inexpensive marking knife.)
Blue Kreg measuring jig: https://amzn.to/2QTnKYd
Round-head Protractor: https://amzn.to/37fJ6oz

Forstener Bits: https://amzn.to/3jpBgPl
Spade Bits: https://amzn.to/2U5kvML

Orange F Clamps: https://amzn.to/2u3tp4X
Screw Clamp: https://amzn.to/3gCa5i8

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