Shop Tricks, Tips & Mini Projects
December 1, 2012
Miter Clamping Dogs
Reliably clamping a miter joint can be difficult and to overcome this problem, I made these:
They clamp onto the part you want to join and allow you to get one or more clamps where you need them. The ones pictured above are cut from 3/4" plywood and are good for narrow stock.
In this example (below,left), I made wider ones, for wider stock:
The picture on the right shows four used to clamp a 135 degree joint. Clamp pressure is exactly where it needs to be, and holds the joint together very securely.
Making a few varieties for different applications can really save time and frustration. They are easy to make from scrap wood and can be made any size, for nearly any angle:
I made a short video of the clamping dogs in use:
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Thanks for reading,