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Edge Clamping on Your Sawhorse

Cross-section At every step in a woodworking project, it seems that I have to somehow secure a board. With conventional clamps, this becomes quite time consuming. So I came up with this quick and easy way to clamp wood to a sawhorse.

The concept centers around a long, tapered wedge running the full length of my sawhorse. One side of the sawhorse frame is counter-tapered, so that the two pieces fit together.

Edge clamping Now when I set a piece of stock on edge in the sawhorse, a quick tap on the wedge with a mallet will secure it. Another tap from underneath the wedge, and the wood is free.

Ivan C. Risley
Overland Park, KS