Thanks for all the interest in the Preston corner or miter clamp
which was the subject of my
I was inspired to show you similar
English corner clamps that I have used several years.
American corner clamps that have two threaded shafts that exert
force at 90 degrees one to the other, English clamps have but
one screw that approaches the corner at a right angle.
I have selected clamps that
illustrate the range in sizes and the way force is exerted on
the wooden workpieces. All of these clamps work well and are
very robust. Now that you know what an English corner clamp
looks like, you can be on the lookout for one.
This photo of four English corner
clamps illustrate the variation in size and design variation.
The one on the lower right is the Preston clamp I discussed
The photo below illustrates the
top of the medium sized clamp. A simple crossbar engages the
The clamp is tightened by turning the
thumbscrew to the left.
This is a photo of the bottom or
back of the medium-sized clamp. This clamp is absent any