Workshop Tip: Protect clamp bars with waxed paper

I love my parallel-jaw bench clamps, but I don’t love how glue squeeze-out drips onto the serrated bars, making the clamps hard to operate. After a recent cleaning, I’ve started laying waxed paper over the bars to prevent the problem. Waxed paper also prevents pipe-clamp bars from discoloring wood when glue oxidizes the steel pipes.

—TOM SCHORN, Groton, Mass.

Illustrations by Dan Thornton
From Fine Woodworking issue #296

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