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Jigs and Tools #1: A One-Handed Clamp with a Deep Reach

04-04-2015 10:15 PM by GnarlyErik | 2 comments »

Another Lumberjocker asked for plans for my One-Handed Clamp (Picture #1). So far as I know this type of specialty clamp was originally devised for building lapstrake boats. In lapstrake boats the laps are clamped together for riveting which requires reaching across the full width of the new plank with the clamp. But this clamp also comes in handy at times for other deep-reaching, and/or one-handed clamping needs. I decided to publish a copy of my patterns here for anyone who needs them. The photos are of my clamp patterns laid on a layout grid (picture #2), which you can use to reproduce them for yourself. Each square of the grid is one inch, but you could scale them up or down ...

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