|Project by George_SA||posted 12-02-2014 11:20 AM||1876 views||6 times favorited||5 comments|
I decided to make some handscrew clamps. I was inspired by the Traditional handscrew clamps from Woodsmith e-Tips
I drew a template in sketchup - which can be downloaded for marking out the holes. Barrel nuts and t-nuts and such hardware is difficult to obtain in my neck of the woods so I had to make my own barrel nuts. Fortunately I had some 16mm tubing which I used. Drilled and tapped (Pic 4). I epoxied some lock nuts around the the free turning barrels.
I also tapped the handles before I epoxied them to the threaded rod. I used 6mm threaded rod as the clamp is relatively small.
This was just a test build and I will probably make some adjustments to future builds.
Comments and suggestions will be welcome.
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