|Project by Kent Shepherd||posted 04-05-2010 09:56 PM||5877 views||18 times favorited||19 comments|
We frequently do mitered frame raised panel doors in my door shop. So far we have been using the Festool Domino to join the frame until we have the volume to justify a production machine. I was helping my son do an order and got frustrated clamping the pieces to cut the mortise. Having been raised in a production environment, I kept thinking there has to be a simple, better way. I didn’t have time to spend because of a deadline. This is the clamp I came up with. During the entire job I kept tweaking it until I ended up with this.
Even though it was designed for a specific purpose, I felt it might be useful for many other applications.
You can see I placed a spring under the clamp to keep it raised to change pieces. That, with the cam lever to lock down the clamp, make it very fast and easy to use.
I believe it is self explanatory, but if you have questions on the build, just ask.