I am a hobbyist woodworker and my woodworking projects often involve the use of parallel bar clamps and wood glue. I became very frustrated with scraping dried glue off my expensive clamps, this is a waste of time and a waste of money as it damages the clamps. I also became very frustrated with removing the clamps from my woodworking projects because the clamps are often inadvertently glued directly to the wood, damaging my projects and causing unnecessary work.
I couldn't seem to find an existing solution to this problem, so I decided to invent one. My invention is an attachment which fits all major brands; Bessey, Jorgensen, Jet, and Irwin parallel bar clamps. I named my invention the Clamp Saddle and the tagline is "Don't Screw-up the Glue-up".
They easily snap on and fit snugly to the parallel bar clamp but are also easy to re-position. They suspend the glue joint above the clamp bars and shed the dripping glue away from the clamps. There is a raised shoulder on each end which prevents the glue joint from making direct contact with the clamp, thus preventing messy glue smear on your clamps and woodworking projects.
They are designed with a 1" valley for the application of standard masking tape if desired, however they are constructed of rugged polypropylene which is highly resistant to most wood glues making the removal of dried on glue a cinch. This 1" valley also has a button in the center so you can set the first glued edge of a board down and lean it against the jaw of your clamp while spreading glue on the opposite edge without getting excess glue on your clamps or other working surfaces.
Use them again and again in your woodworking projects including; panel glue ups, cope and stick joints for cabinet doors, and box joints. The quantity you need for your woodworking project will depend on the number of clamps being used and the number of boards being glued. The following equation can help you calculate the required quantity needed for your project.
Boards x Clamps + Clamps = Clamp Saddles
"Don't Screw-up the Glue-up"