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Project by ChuckM posted 1045 days ago 2174 views 9 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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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oldskoolmodder

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#1 posted 1045 days ago

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.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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ChuckM

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#2 posted 1045 days ago

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.

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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Michael1

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#3 posted 1045 days ago

Nice jig. I really like the clamp extensions you made. That is worthy of a post by themselves.

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina, http://www.scicaskets.com

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techjoey

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#4 posted 1044 days ago

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.

-- - No design is perfect - That's why pencils have erasers -

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dustysawyer

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#5 posted 1044 days ago

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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Bricofleur

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#6 posted 1044 days ago

Simple, but effective. Thanks. As mentioned, you could add a particular post for those clamp extensions.

Best,

Serge

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flyingoak

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#7 posted 1040 days ago

I have a large one of these. They work great.

-- where is the duct tape.....

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