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Building Dave's Bar Clamp #2: The fixed head

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 09-28-2016 10:54 AM 300 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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[Legebla en Esperanto]

[Above] Take the 2 inch piece and measure 1 inch from one end. That end is henceforth the bottom. Mark the center between the sides and put a dimple in that spot. I used a convenient nail here.

[Above] Now, using a 5/8 in. bit (or better, one just big enough for the nut,) drill a hole just deep enough for the 3/8 in. nut. You can see my hole is a little large.

[Above] In the center of the shallow hole you just drilled, now drill a 3/8 in. through hole. The threaded rod will pass through this eventually.

[Above] Now glue the nut in the hole using the epoxy. Try not to get the epoxy in the threads of the nut. It’s just easier that way.

[Above] Take the two 3.5 inch pieces and coat one side of each with glue. Glue them to one end of the 30 in. bar with the 2 inch piece between them. as shown. Clamp it and clean up the glue squeeze out.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!



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#1 posted 09-28-2016 01:28 PM

I don’t know why I’ve never considered using spade bits with my eggbeater/breast drill. What advantage is there to the washer on a string compared to just the washer?

-- God bless, Candy

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#2 posted 09-28-2016 01:42 PM



I don t know why I ve never considered using spade bits with my eggbeater/breast drill. What advantage is there to the washer on a string compared to just the washer?

- CFrye

For one thing it’s very difficult to use a spade bit with the crank drill. Normally I’d have used a brace and bit, but I have very few auger bits. I need to work on that.

String on the washer is simply the way I was shown. Only advantage would be that you don’t have to remember it before chucking up the bit. Giving me ideas though. I have a wide washer that I use to draw arcs on corners.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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