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My version of the Parallel Clamp

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Project by JonK posted 06-17-2014 06:05 PM 1980 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my version of a parallel clamp design from one of the Lumber Jock members. After purchasing the plans for reasonable price (really a steal) I adjusted the materials list to accommodate the wood I had laying around. Instead of using electrical pipe I use left over galvanized pipe from an earlier plumbing renovation so, I had to adjust accordingly to the diameter of the pipe. The other two changes were the handle that you can see is a hardware store handle that i drilled out and use epoxy to hold it and then I used a t-nut to give me the thread because I didn’t have a 3/8’’ tap for the threaded rod. With the changes, though I’m very confident that they were not improvements but just applications that I had to use – the project turn out wonderfully.





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 06-17-2014 07:28 PM

Nice easy to make clamp. Now you’ll need a pair!!..............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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JonK

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#2 posted 06-17-2014 07:36 PM

Hey, Jim I enjoyed building this first clamp that the next day I built another just like it. I believe that I will make several for the shop….Thanks for looking.

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#3 posted 06-17-2014 08:11 PM

Nice job. Looks great

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#4 posted 06-19-2014 01:11 AM

Nice looking design for the clamp

-- Norman

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#5 posted 07-15-2014 03:53 PM

Where do I get the plans?

-- Dan -- KB9JLO <><

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JonK

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#6 posted 07-15-2014 07:21 PM

kb9jlo, you may find the plans by sending him an email. Below is the link:
bellevuesnekkeristore@gmail.com

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