An exercise in making wooden bar clamps #5: Front Jaw

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Blog entry by George_SA posted 10-01-2012 08:29 PM 7918 reads 2 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Back jaw Part 5 of An exercise in making wooden bar clamps series Part 6: Saddle supports for the bar to rest on »

The components for the front jaw

A whaser in the front of the nut and at the back of the nut inside the jaw

Insert the dowels after gluing

Put the pressure on!

Before and after sanding

Poly drying in the sun

Now to drill the half holes in the bottom of the bars. Clamp two clamps bottoms to each other

Use a drilling jig to get the holes evenly spaced or use a caliper to mark them. (I switched to the caliper after the first pair as it was faster than moving the jig each time.)

-- Sometimes life gets in the way of one's woodworking :)

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