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I BEAM COG BELT CLAMP

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Project by kiefer posted 05-20-2017 06:33 PM 1244 views 3 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this clamp with a plywood I beam profile which has a cog belt glued to the bottom .
There is a relatively simple clamp head with a 3/4” screw at the front head and another with a simple locking mechanism at the other end that engages into the cog belt .The clamp has good clamping force just by using the handle but I have used a wrench using on the jam nut at the end of the handle the for further tightening just to see how much force I could apply without breaking any of the components .The cog belt that I used is an old timing belt from a car engine which are a routine maintenance item that I have given to me and even so they are used I find they have many uses but the belt is also available by the foot . If you are looking for some check with a local repair shop and they will likely give you some . I have a build video in the works that will show the details and will be posting it soon . A great clamp for little cost and my buddy already ask me to make him some in a fifty inch version after he tried this one .
Any questions please let me know but don’t expect my helpers to answer they are off for the long weekend .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos





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#1 posted 05-20-2017 06:38 PM

Very cool Klaus

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#2 posted 05-20-2017 06:48 PM

Variations on a theme,

Another great one.

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#3 posted 05-20-2017 06:58 PM

Kiefer… There you go again… !!

:)

Very COOL as usual… :)

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#4 posted 05-20-2017 07:19 PM

Cog belts seem to be quite handy for DIY projects. I believe I should get few of them, probably on my next trip to my car dealer, where there must be plenty of them in the trash cans !

Thanks again Klaus !

Best,
Serge

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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#5 posted 05-20-2017 07:28 PM

Another great Klaus idea! A woodworker is nothing without having a wide variety of clamps! You are the clamp master Klaus! I’ll be looking for your video! Looks like your little shop buddies are photo bombing you! LOL!!!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 05-20-2017 07:46 PM

Excellent thinking my friend… just wondering how long the belt will last, but then again you don’t need such extreme force on those clamps… kudos buddy

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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#7 posted 05-20-2017 08:39 PM

Neat idea, Klaus. You are always thinking!! I have some of the cog belt and have not used it anything yet!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 05-20-2017 11:10 PM



Very cool Klaus

- a1Jim

Thank you Jim

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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kiefer

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#9 posted 05-20-2017 11:16 PM



Variations on a theme,

Another great one.

- Dutchy

Thank you Dutchy
This is the original clamp that I designed and it never was used in the shop .

I designed this clamp to be the workhorse type and improved it by using the cog belt .

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#10 posted 05-20-2017 11:48 PM

Klaus,

Hope you’re well and I see going strong. LOL! I think you intuitively know what the right structure is. I looked at this clamp and I see an I beam, which is where many wooden clamps have show to fail.
You make it look simple. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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kiefer

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#11 posted 05-20-2017 11:56 PM



Kiefer… There you go again… !!

:)

Very COOL as usual… :)

Thank you!

- Joe Lyddon

Thanks Joe
Yes it turned out well

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#12 posted 05-20-2017 11:59 PM

Very genius like idea Klaus. The cog belt looks to be working well. You are the clamp king. I bet that adjusts quickly. I think all your buddies helped on this one.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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kiefer

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#13 posted 05-21-2017 12:00 AM



Cog belts seem to be quite handy for DIY projects. I believe I should get few of them, probably on my next trip to my car dealer, where there must be plenty of them in the trash cans !

Thanks again Klaus !

Best,- Bricofleur


Serge

Thanks Serge
I have a good source which is a import car repair shop and my friend there saves them for me but I also take him a little gift now and then ..

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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kiefer

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#14 posted 05-21-2017 12:04 AM



Another great Klaus idea! A woodworker is nothing without having a wide variety of clamps! You are the clamp master Klaus! I ll be looking for your video! Looks like your little shop buddies are photo bombing you! LOL!!!

- woodshaver Tony C

Thanks Tony
Clamps are always in short supply because they are expensive so I make my own .
I warned you about your little buddy and this a good example what happens . Lol

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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kiefer

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#15 posted 05-21-2017 12:13 AM



Excellent thinking my friend… just wondering how long the belt will last, but then again you don t need such extreme force on those clamps… kudos buddy

- steliart

Thanks Stelios
Think about how much force the belts are exposed to in a car engine .
I would guess on a clamp they should last a lifetime or two.
They are made with KEVLAR which should tell you something about the strength .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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