|Project by CueballRosendaul||posted 03-02-2015 03:14 PM||2172 views||18 times favorited||6 comments|
During the glue up of my guitchair rebuild project (http://lumberjocks.com/CueballRosendaul/blog/45913), I struggled with clamps tipping over and tipping off the edge of the bench in order to swing the screw handle on the pipe clamps. That combined with the itch to make some cutting boards drove me to make a pair of clamp stands.
Dimensions are roughly 2 1/2” on the uprights and 3” on the flat. I was using scrap maple, so I made it work with what I had but I wanted the base to be wide enough to not tip over and the upright piece tall enough to allow me to crank the handle of a pipe clamp.
Before cutting the upright piece in half, I marked a line with 1” increments and drilled every other one with a 7/8” forstner bit. After slicing through the path of the holes, I clamped them together and notched them with a dado blade set to about 5/16” on the increments between the holes. That way I can use either my pipe clamps, or my Bessey/Jorgenson clamps depending on the project.
The maple was some old trim I pulled out of a Bill Knapps restaurant we remodeled several years ago. It had an existing finish on it which I sanded off (mostly) and topped with some old Jacobean stain that needs to get used up. I celebrated the completion by taking the remaining pieces of maple from the board and gluing up a small cutting board.
A Scotty Lewis board is next on the list: http://youtu.be/lR9_CjQYZj4 after the chair is done of course.
-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.