Why Make Your Own Clamps?

In this article John Heisz discusses the pros and cons of making your own wood clamps.  My firs thought was , uh .. why?  That’s what Home Depot is for.   But after reading the article I came away thinking, “yeah, that makes sense.  This is the sort of project a shop teacher needs to get hold of”.  I remember my days in wood shop.  The first thing my shop teacher had us do was build are own tool tote.   I still remember those lessons and I still have that tote.
I often get comments that it’s better to buy things like clamps and other small shop tools instead of making them yourself, and the reason given is that it’s more cost effective to spend that time doing the work you want or need to do. And I’ll agree – […]
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