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Project by sherm54 posted 02-14-2017 02:18 PM 1813 views 20 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This clamping set was my contribution to the 2017 winter tool swap. This was the first swap that I have participated in, and it was an awesome experience!

The picture frame clamps are made of walnut, with brass fixtures. The main staff of the bar clamps are made of curly maple, while the blocks are made of walnut laminated with curly maple.

These clamps were sent to Mosquito, and in return I received this beautiful set of incanal gouges from bobasaurus.





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waho6o9

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#1 posted 02-14-2017 02:44 PM

Outstanding work sherm54 and a great addition to Mos’ shop. Mos will

put them to good work no doubt about it.

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ki7hy

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#2 posted 02-14-2017 02:48 PM

These are awesome Sherm. I want to make some. These wooden clamps look better than others I’ve seen. More heavy duty. i like them a lot.

On the picture frame clamp, I don’t make many picture frames but love the idea of two sets of these for small boxes with some clamps in the middle after the corners are clamped. I definitely plane to make something like this for sure. Original swap idea. Very well done sir.

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majuvla

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#3 posted 02-14-2017 02:49 PM

Nice tools, I like the last photos clamps the most.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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JayT

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#4 posted 02-14-2017 02:53 PM

Those are great, sherm! I don’t do a lot of miter joints, but am going to favorite this for if I need to in the future. The picture frame clamps look to be a huge time and alignment saver.

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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PoleVault

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#5 posted 02-14-2017 03:05 PM

I actually started out trying to make a set of bar clamps similar to this for the swap but ran into some issues that caused me to have to change my idea. Your design looks great and they turned out awesome.

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HokieKen

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#6 posted 02-14-2017 03:24 PM

These were an awesome swap package Sherm. And, some of the prettiest darned clamps I’ve ever seen!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 02-14-2017 04:08 PM

This is a wonderful clamp and so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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sherm54

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#8 posted 02-14-2017 04:29 PM



I actually started out trying to make a set of bar clamps similar to this for the swap but ran into some issues that caused me to have to change my idea. Your design looks great and they turned out awesome.

- PoleVault

haha… my original thought was to make them more like a traditional f-style clamp, with the handle parallel to the bar. About 1/2 way through I realized that was not going to work, and had to redesign them. I have some ideas where I think I could make it work, but didn’t have the time during the swap to test out my theory, so it will have to go back on my list of ‘things to try’.

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dannmarks

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#9 posted 02-14-2017 05:31 PM

Nice and effective. In addition, they are also quite handsomely done.

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jeffswildwood

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#10 posted 02-14-2017 07:12 PM

Very nice Sherm. I have made these, (no where near as nice), and they are super handy! Good job.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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bondogaposis

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#11 posted 02-14-2017 07:19 PM

Pretty darn nice work. Great swap project.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#12 posted 02-14-2017 07:31 PM

Well done, compliments.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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oldrivers

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#13 posted 02-14-2017 11:25 PM

Very nice work congratulations on the Daily Top 3.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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ToddJB

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#14 posted 02-16-2017 05:01 PM

Sherm, this is a seriously cool idea and great result. Awesome job.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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