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If you don’t have enough large handscrews, you may want to make a couple deep reach clamps (shown in the last pic) first as the building of this jig requires the use of four or more deep reach clamps.
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#1 posted 09-02-2011 04:28 AM
why were so many clamps needed? when I built mine a few years ago, it took me all of 5 minutes to put it together.
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#2 posted 09-02-2011 04:45 AM
The scrap construction grade boards were slightly cupped and lots of clamping pressure were put just in case to keep the boards together while waiting for the glue to cure. Yes, fewer clamps could do the job but the spring clamps were kept in one bag and I just put them on as I emptied the bag.
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#3 posted 09-02-2011 05:35 AM
Nice jig. I really like the clamp extensions you made. That is worthy of a post by themselves.
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#4 posted 09-02-2011 02:47 PM
Nice job on the jig… But I have to echo Micheal1’s comment on the clamp extensions… I am going to make a few sets for myself anyway, but you really should post them… They look like they will be a very handy addition to anyones clamp rack. Thanx for sharing the post.
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#5 posted 09-02-2011 07:24 PM
Adding jig and deep reach extensions to my to do list. I’ll also study you other interesting shop made jigs when time permits. Nice work.
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#6 posted 09-02-2011 09:23 PM
Simple, but effective. Thanks. As mentioned, you could add a particular post for those clamp extensions.
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#7 posted 09-07-2011 01:12 AM
I have a large one of these. They work great.
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