|Project by Bricofleur||posted 12-02-2009 04:16 AM||6626 views||86 times favorited||28 comments|
Here’s my latest jig to maximize my small basement workshop space.
As shown, the sides are slotted to accept and hold vertical my bar clamps so they can be used for gluing panels. This is great! I’ve been thinking about this latter for a long time! To raise the panel to the clamp pads level, I use 2’’ PVC pipes as shims. And I don’t get glue stains like from some metal pipe clamps!
Half circles have been notched on the opposite sides to accept and hold my pipe clamps steady.
I use them to hold boards vertical when building carcasses, boxes and drawers.
Finally, I also used them to lift boards to be edge clamped when making pocket hole joinery.
They are also great to lift a long board to be crosscut with the circular saw to prevent any damage to my workbench. They’re also great to lift boards when I need to glue build-up stock when making square legs. By making them the same height as the bed of my hollow chisel mortiser, they can be used as wing supports for long stock. As I will need them, I will build different sizes, maybe rectangular, particularly to use with shorter bar clamps.
I’m sure I will find out more and more uses for them.
For more photos and details, look for them on my website at this particular page
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