Preventing Clamp Scars
Preventing clamp scars is article about Gluing And Clamping bookmarked by karl with ID 13808690748 was uploaded on 11-01-2019 and has been viewed 398,709 times.
Dress for Success - Preventing Clamp Scars.I'm often asked to repair furniture for friends and family.I guess they figure if I can build a chair, I ought to be able to repair one as well.Handscrews are my clamp of choice when it comes to fixing a split spindle or leg.
Because I'm repairing a finished piece, I have to be extra careful of clamp scars.I try to keep the handscrew jaws smooth and clean, but when I want that extra layer of protection against marring the wood, I look to my sock drawer.
There's always a sock or two that's lost its mate or worn a hole in the toe.I cut off the foot and use the ankle portion as a protective sleeve over my handscrew clamp jaws.(I use the foot as a general shop rag.
I have a hard time throwing anything away.) The sock slips easily over the jaw and never leaves a mark on the wood.Photos By Author...