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Small Clamping Table

Drawing Photo I’ve found that gluing and clamping small assemblies requires a slightly different approach. Sawhorses or a large open benchtop just aren’t suited to the task. So I came up with a worksurface that matches the small scale of the project.

As you can see from the photo and the drawing, the small, t-shaped clamping table I put together is about as simple as can be — two pieces of ¾″ plywood joined by a dado. The idea is that the upright can be clamped in the tail or face vise of your workbench to provide a small, but solid, platform on which to work. You have easy access for your clamps, and everthing is at a comfortable height. So I guess the lesson here is, think small.

Have a great weekend,

Ted Raife
Online Editor, Woodsmith

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