Category Archives: Clamps

Kim’s 1997 Poplar Door Jig

Well, this may be the first ‘tool’ on this site that I made. A jig is certainly a tool and this one, though slapped together in 1997 is still put to use on site. Yesterday I used this to hinge some closet doors and it works like a charm.

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This device is used to hold a door while the installer mortises the door’s edge for hinges. A quick flip of the door in this jig and I drilled for ball catches. Thought I’d throw this handy device on today since it’s served as a tool in my arsenal for more than a decade and still in use today. Continue reading Kim’s 1997 Poplar Door Jig

Jorgensen “Pony” Pipe Clamps

Tool: Jorgensen 50 Pony 3/4-Inch Pipe Clamp Fixture

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Description: The Jorgensen 3/4″ Pipe Clamp is a versatile and strong clamp fixture that utilizes 3/4″ black pipe with a threaded end. Once properly attached to a length of black pipe the Pony clamp fixture’s 5/8″ screw with “Acme” threads provides incredibly strong clamping power, easily applied. Continue reading Jorgensen “Pony” Pipe Clamps

Zyliss Profi-King Plus Vise

Tool: Zyliss Profi-King Plus Vise

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Wow, I didn’t know this vise was so popular until I looked it up today. I’ve owned a Zyliss vise for 20 years. When I picked it up at a tag sale I thought it might be for waxing skiis but I put it to use in my wood shop and haven’t replaced it yet. This is a well build Swiss tool.


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