Bar Clamp

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Project by Armand posted 08-03-2014 12:25 AM 20255 views 21 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Shopmade Bar Clamps made of hard woods based on my drawing. I cut small pieces of 1/4” threaded rod and placed them inside the slide of the clamp. The swivel part of the 1/2” threaded rod was fashioned by filing-off the thread near the end and split that part into 4 by the use of a hack saw. I then inserted them into the washer and hammered the tops to keep the washer in place. They’re very functional and have enough clamping power, very light and easier to use than my pipe clamps and large f-clamps. I actually finished them last year and were used on several projects.

Here is the video: Shopmade Bar Clamp

-- My Master is Mankind's Greatest Carpenter.

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#1 posted 08-03-2014 03:30 AM

Those look not only handy, but handsome as well, Very Well Done my Friend!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#2 posted 08-03-2014 07:13 AM

Impressive work…and verry useful too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 08-03-2014 10:22 AM

Very nice. Do you know how much clamping pressure you can get.

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#4 posted 08-03-2014 05:29 PM

Very nicely designed and built.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 08-04-2014 01:35 AM

Thanks my friend Mike.

@geekwoodworker: I somehow expected that kind of question but i’m sorry I have no way of knowing that. But as long as glues are being squeezed out in M/T joineries or as long as I’m not joining planks, i think I’m good to go with my DIY clamps.

-- My Master is Mankind's Greatest Carpenter.

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#6 posted 08-05-2014 03:35 AM

A really nice job. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#7 posted 05-03-2015 08:41 AM

I took the liberty of making this document with the info about this bar clamp and some images. I hope it helps many people.

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#8 posted 08-05-2015 04:02 PM

I took the liberty of making this document with the info about this bar clamp and some images. I hope it helps many people.

- Ismael

Very nice. How do I get the document?

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#9 posted 04-19-2016 12:17 PM

Thanks for sharing! I have been looking for a DIY clamp that doesn’t require any welding. This is it! Great idea! They are beautiful too.


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#10 posted 04-20-2016 12:17 AM

Very nicely done! Where can the document be found?


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