At times we tend to take things for granted, even the things without which we cannot live. It is only when these things are absent then only we realize their importance. Similarly for woodworkers, clamps play a very important role, and without these clamps it would be almost impossible to create any type of wood item.
The truth is that woodworking might not exist without the existence of clamps in the first place because it is the clamp which holds the wood or the wooden parts together, without the clamps the wooden pieces would fall apart and it would be impossible to work with them. However some argue that there is always another solution for this and that is to glue the wooden pieces together in order to work with them.
While it is true that gluing the pieces together does the same job of holding the pieces or fastening them together with a clamp, but what happens after you are done working with the piece and you need to detach the pieces? It would not be pleasant or easy to remove the glue and even if you manage to remove them, they might leave behind some sticky and stubborn residue which mars the beauty of the wood. Hence woodworkers appreciate clamps a lot and they understand their importance.
A person once sold off all the articles of a workshop by advertising each article or tool separately. At the end of the first day, the person received a barrage of requests for the clamps. This goes to show how important the clamps are for woodworking and that these two go hand in hand and clamps are indispensable when it comes to woodworking. It is just that sometimes we fail to understand or realize the importance of these humble woodworking tools.
A wise woodworker will always pick up extra clamps because these would always come in handy. They are available in various sizes and depending on your project or your needs you need to purchase the right size. It is amazing that something so useful is sold at inexpensive prices, so you should stock up on these if you are into woodworking. You can purchase these from tool auctions or you can visit your local store which sells woodworking tools and woodworking clamps.
The Usefulness of Clamps in Woodworking
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