Is your back sore from being bent over in the workshop? If so, you need to build a tall vise like this one to raise your work up and save your back. Bonus…if you are anything like me, is you will be able to see it more clearly as well.
Why not build your own vise grip clamps? No reason I can think of. This one was built using 1/2 and 3/4 inch Baltic birch plywood. There is a free template of the parts you will need to cut out as well as full instructions on the build.
A moxon vise is very handy in the workshop as it clamps on to your workbench allowing you to cut joinery into the ends of your workpieces. The best part is when you finish with it you can remove it and store it out of the way.
The basic construction is simple and consists of only three pieces of scrap wood, glue, a few screws and a ratchet tie down which you can get at any hardware store. You can easily build a clamp out of a few scrap pieces of wood and this clamp can be adjusted.
Build your own c-clamps using this free step-by-step tutorial with pictures.
Follow along and build your own bar clamps using hardwood and a scrap of maple.
You can buy cam clamps but why would you when you can build your own for a fraction of the cost. Here is how to make your own cam clamps.
Follow along at the link and build your own cam clamps for a fraction of the cost to buy.
Build your own wooden vise using this free woodworking tutorial. At the end of page two you can download the free plans.
Make a set or two of wooden spring clamps with this tutorial. You can never have too many.