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Frame clamp jig

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Project by spaids posted 2170 days ago 6250 views 26 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed to clamp up a picture frame so I asked the lumber jocks what they had made for the job. They led me to this design that self squares! Self squaring jigs… Awesome!

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Chris

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#1 posted 2170 days ago

Nice work, it looks like a hybrid of a couple designs I’ve seen.

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#2 posted 2170 days ago

I like this!

How do you apply pressure to bring the joints together?

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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spaids

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#3 posted 2170 days ago

I guess it would have been a good idea to take a picture with the clamp on it. A single clamp squeezes the whole thing together right in the center. I asked for help in the forums and got some links to plans there.

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#4 posted 2170 days ago

Thanks!

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 2169 days ago

Looks like a steady rest for a lathe I made a few years ago.

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#6 posted 2165 days ago

Thats a jig with a lot of potential. Thanks Spaids.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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spaids

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#7 posted 2097 days ago

I got an email asking about this jig so I thought maybe I should share a link that was very helpful when I made it. Here.

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christopheralan

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#8 posted 2097 days ago

Thing works great. I did one of these a few years ago and it has made a home in my shop. I couldn’t tell by the pic, but did you add room for glue to escape from the corners? I learned this the hard way…

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#9 posted 2017 days ago

I use a bessey strap clamp

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