This vertical work station makes gluing up solid wood panels easier It also doubles as a clamp storage rack and when not in use folds together for compact storage

Okay. I'll admit it. Cluing up a solid wouO panel with pipe clamps standing on end looks a bit unorthodox. Rut it worksgreaL And with this vertical Glue-Up Station to support the clamps, the whole glue-up process is simplified considerably.

clamp storage. For example, you'll never have to drag heavy pipe clamps around the shop again. Tluit's because the Glue-Up Station also doubles as a clamp storage rack.

work surfaces. With a row of clamps on each side of the station, there are two flat work surfaces for gluing up panels. So hi addition to the tact that you don't have-

to clear off a work surface somewhere else in the shop, you can glue up several panels at a time.

saves space. Finally, to save space, the Glue-l.p Station hinges in die middle. When the glue dries, just remove the panels and fold the station for storage (see inset photo).

materials. All the wood parts for tliis project can he cut from four 2x ls and one 2x6 (see Cutting Diagram on opposite page).The ordy special hardware is a pair of light-duty chains and some broom clips for storing clamps.

Note: If floor space is limited, there's even a wall-mounted version. See the

Designer's Notcb<x>k on page 77 for more on this option.

pipe clamp tips. There are a couple of minor problems that seem to gel in my way when I work with pipe clamps. For some simple solutions that I've discovered, see the Shop Tip on page 79.

Using Pipe Clamps For Woodworking

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Tiit- Glue Up Station consists of two identical wemd frames that are hinged together at the lop. (I used "iwo-bv" Douglas fir tor all of the wood parts.)

Note: These frames are designed lo hold 3b"-long pipe clamps. If you prefer, you can alter some of the dimensions lo hold other sizes.

legs. Kaeh frame starts off wiih a simple ixiir of legs (A) (Fig. 1). To tilt each frame at an angle so a workpiece is able to sit flat against the pipe clamps, a 20 ' miter is cut on each end of each leg (Fig. Us). Make sure all four legs end up the same length.

top rail 'Hie leg? are held together with a lop rail (U) that's ripped to width lo match the legs and at a 20" angle o:t eaeh edge (see End View in Fig. i).

The front edges are angled so when you attach broom clips (later) they'll he able lo grab the pipe clamps. And the same angle on the back edges keeps the lop rails on each frame from binding when you fold up ihe station for out-of-the-way storage.

stretcher- After attaching the lop rail of each frame lo the legs with lag screws. I added a stretcher (Q to prevent the frame from racking. This stretcher is cut. to fit between lite legs and is screwed lo the lop rail of each frame (Fig. lb). Here again, I used a lag screw at each end lo fasten the stretcher lo the legs (Fig. !c).

bottom rail. All that's left to complete each of the basic frames is to add a bottom rail CD) to the legs (Fig. 2). Holes drilled in the top edge of this rail act as a "pocket" for the bottom end of each pipe clamp.

To make il easy to remove the clamps and set them back in place, these holes are slightly larger than the outside diameter of the black clamp pipe. (I drilled iW'dia. holes to accommodate -VV black pipe.)

broom clips. Now ihatthe holes are drilled for the clamps, it's just a matter of screwing metal broom clips lo ihe lop rail. To keep the pipe clamps aligned, die clips are centered over the holes in ihe bottom rail (Figs. 2aridS).

Finally, lacking a pair of nylon glides to each bottom corner makes il easy to open and close the (Hue-lip Station (Fig. :i). For sources of hardware, including broom clips and nylon glides, see page 112.

If floor ¿pace is limited, build this wall-mounted version of the station.

Simply build one half of the original design, and then add a support at the bottom.

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