Based on the design from “The Essential Woodworker” by Robert Wearing, these small wooden clamps are extremely useful and possess many advantages not found in any other clamp. Tightening the wing nut to varying degrees provides a wide range of clamping forces, unlike spring clamps. The square sides allow the clamp to be used in any orientation similar to the wooden screw clamps many woodworkers are accustomed to. However, traditional wooden screw clamps use handles extending through each side of the clamp. This is a major disadvantage if you want to reference the side of the clamp on a saw fence or use the clamp vertically rather than on its side. For best results, keep the jaws as parallel as possible. Finally, the term “cramp” is not a typo. That was the term used by Wearing for a clamp in his book.
Due to several requests, we are now offering our clamps in a larger size which effectively doubles the reach and opening of the jaws. We also have the hardware for the larger clamps available here as a kit.
Made from quartersawn maple or cherry with stainless steel hardware. Sold in pairs.