Cabinet Door / Picture Frame Clamping Jig

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Project by parkerdude posted 1869 days ago 5943 views 32 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi All,

I’ve been following the LumberJocks forums for a while and I really like learning from the community. I finally took some pictures that I’d like to share…

I’m making kitchen cabinets and decided I needed a clamping fixture. After searching the internet I found something that would probably work and only required 1 clamp instead of 2 or 3.

I rescued a large oak table top years ago and many of my shop jigs are made from it.

Here are a few picts.

Thanks for looking.

-- dust control

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Greg Wurst

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#1 posted 1869 days ago

Very interesting. I’m going to have to steal this idea from you.

Thanks for posting!

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#2 posted 1869 days ago

cool jig well done

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#3 posted 1868 days ago

Great idea to purloin.
Looks so simple it is amazing no one has marketed it yet,

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 1868 days ago

That is a nice idea. This is certainly a jig that would be worth copying.

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#5 posted 1868 days ago

Man I wish I had that. Would have made my job easy putting those mitered doors together the past couple of weeks. I’m going to make one. How long are the pieces?

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#6 posted 1867 days ago

Hey Cabinetmaster,

The length of the legs are just over 24” which gives over 40” of reach. I spaced the holes on 3” centers, in retrospect 2” centers might have been a better number. The connecting bars are about 5” wide, just make sure that there is enough room to clear if you use something like a hand screw type clamp.

Good luck, they do work well.


-- dust control

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#7 posted 1867 days ago

Thanks for the info. I will make me a set this weekend.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#8 posted 1863 days ago

Thats a great idea ! one i will be copying


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#9 posted 1849 days ago

Nice jig! I’m also building kitchen cabinets. Check out my home page and that’s where I am now. I will be needing a jig for my doors too. I’m using cherry. Thanks for your dimensions. That will make it a snap for me to replicate.

-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island

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