|Project by ratchet||posted 05-05-2010 04:11 PM||8376 views||41 times favorited||12 comments|
These are more of a set of assembly jigs than a WW project, but I think these are going to help me greatly. I am fairly confident in preparing frames and casework, but seem to come up short in ASSEMBLY.
As I’m planning some upcoming cabinet projects I went looking for commercial corner clamps to help with that. Whoa…they can be pricey epsecially when you might need a dozen or more of them! I took a look in the scrap bin for some 3/4 Birch ply and came up with these pictured. I doubled the ply for a wider clamping surface. There are 3 sizes. Notice the 45 degree center spot to clamp at the center if needed (as such they will need to be used on the inside of corners instead of the outside).
I was carefully when these were cut out on the TS to get the 90 very close. Finished each 90 on the wide belt sander and 12” disk sander checking frequently till the machinists square showed no light and were spot on the 90. Note the square in the second pic.
Finished with several coats of shellac and spray acrylic to keep any glue from sticking on assembly.
Hope you like them. Please offer your comments.