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Drill press table and much more! #3: Hold down clamps (cheap version) blog

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Blog entry by mafe posted 08-20-2010 01:10 PM 8748 reads 8 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hold down clamps!
This story are based on a real bench drillpress, all you see are reality, and all at your own risk…

So time for the last part for now, the hold down or hold fast clamps.
My solution are quick and dirty…
Two china clamps 2,5$, some work.


First file of the little metalpiece, that makes sure the clamp cant part in two.
(It’s at the end of the long silver arm).


Then slide it of.


Bore a hole thrugh, that fits, a bolt for your fence.


Make the mounting, mine are for T-track.


And now ready to hold.


Version two, is simply to use the spurs for the fence, and then clamp through these, now you are able to put it apart.



It’s probaly not the coolest clamps on the planet, but they work and they are really cheap.

You can see, my original drillpress table post here.

Hope it can be to some inspiration,

Best of thoughts,
MaFe2010

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.



9 comments so far

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docholladay

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#1 posted 08-20-2010 01:50 PM

That is a great idea.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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BobG

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#2 posted 08-20-2010 01:54 PM

AWESOME Mafe! Where did you get that hacksaw? I have never seen one with such heft to it.

Bob g.

-- BobG, Lowell, Arkansas--------My goal in life is to be the kind of person my dog thinks I am! Make more saw dust!!

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mafe

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#3 posted 08-20-2010 08:04 PM

Hi,
docholladay: Thank you my friend.
BobG: I do not remember sorry…
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Div

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#4 posted 08-20-2010 09:55 PM

That is very neat my friend! Wish I had time for this too! Life is too short but great!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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mafe

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#5 posted 08-21-2010 03:39 PM

Hi Div,
Yes life are way to short – but my God it’s so beautiful.
Yes, I know I have plenty of time now, that I’m retired, and that’s also why I have the chance to build up a dream workshop for my future life, and I love to go there, when my health allow me to, with no special purpose, except to build me a wonderful cave. I hope in the near future to make some furniture, but for now, it’s the plkace it self, and also to learn all the skills, so I take it day by day, and learn, even I can be very impatient, especially when I’, ill, and can’t go there.
I don’t remember if I ever told you, but it was my dream to be a woodworker as young, but my parents said I needed a high education, so I was not allowed, this I allways regreaded, but now I have the chance, and I take it, and love this.
Best thoughts, my friend, you have a mail from me,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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manilaboy

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#6 posted 08-22-2010 12:10 PM

Hi. I used to work for a Danish consulting firm’s project here in the Philippines. Carl Bro International. You might have heard of it. It was fun working with you guys.

Rico

-- "Real jocks do it on a bench"

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mafe

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#7 posted 08-22-2010 12:51 PM

Hi Manilla boy,
Yes I heard of Carl Bro, they are big players.
Best thoughts,
MaFe

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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swirt

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#8 posted 08-22-2010 01:33 PM

Once again, your cleverness is an inspiration to me. Thank you.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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slimt

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#9 posted 08-25-2010 02:56 AM

Great idea and the price is right I hope you are able to spend a lot of time in your shop Good health to you .

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