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Project by Roger Clark aka Rex posted 05-05-2012 01:17 AM 3007 views 10 times favorited 39 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Before I could start on a new project, I, like many others, found it necessary to create and manufacture Jigs and helpers that cauld make the project production go smoother without annoying instances of frustration and aggresive thoughts.

Banding Clamp Aparatus or whatja ma Caul it.

Has this ever happend to you? How many times has that vulgar word “F*” it come into play?Very frustrating and the root cause of many marriage consternations. The darn band won’t stay at the height you want it when trying to tighten the band clamp.

Yes there are creative solutions

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But here’s the ultimate fix

Now tightened up just where you want it

Strap Clamps are exiting things to use – when you can get them set. Once set, you can then exert clamping power that resembles a strangle hold on your quarry, forcing any joints to behave and produced an excellent glue -up.

Well, this simple aid will solve the problem and bring harmony to your woodworking that your significant other will appreciate.

The main uprights are 16” long, but shorter versions can be easily made by cutting the existing uprights into shorter lengths. Using these main uprights on each corner can also reduce the quantity of strap clamps required, thus providing a huge savings
The indexing locators are 1/4” diamter, 1-1/2” long with a retaining cheese head.
Material used is Select Southern Yellow Pine #2.
Indexing Pins are Birch, colored with New Blue water based analine dye.
Finish is Natutal stain, then naturally buffed in the buff.

Here’s a set

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This Strap Clamp Indexer is a product of my “Klan de Stein” range of helpful products and the design is registered. Ruckler has shown and interest in this product and plans to market it with their new (again) Bench Cookies called the Oreoh set, which consist of two pucks “sandwiched” by using denture adhesive which is garanteed to hold them together all day. You will note that the ends and indexers show the Ruckler blue color. Our special patented indexing pins known as “Pop-a-Pin” (RT) provide strap anti-slipage characteristics comparable to a sturdy coat hook.
International manufacturing and distribution is being handled by DeGoose Industries Pty. Ltd., who will offer versions suited to the Australian market. Alternate timbers include Fosters pallet timber and Oomygoolie Tasmaniam Spikewood. The Aussie version will carry the DeGoose logo, a beer bottle cap attached free style or haphazardly to each upright.
Words of appreciation:
My thanks go out to everyone up who has been an inspiration and supporter all through the long project.
Special thanks to Superdave, whose crude gastronomical do dads kept me awake at night giving me extra time in the shop. Hamilton for paving the way for me, William, who has added an additional use for the product, as a corset. Trust William to enhance any product design, he’s really Stumpy’s stooge who takes a Stumpy design and improves upon it every time. It is also my privalage to announce Stumpy’s plan to retire from woodworking, there is a donation system setup to provide stumpy with the funds so he can retire. Please give very generously, as it could not happen soon enough. Stumpy plans to devote his time and energies into his Chicken Farm business because that’s where his future lays. Have a cauled one Stumpy, you deserve it. (That may put and end to those unlikely posts about things he thinks about, not once was there any porn)
Steve of Marin desrves a lot of credit for making sure this design has not been stolen by Ted , thanks Steve for being our very own “Simon Weisenthal” tracking down cretins like Ted and his perloined digital empire. Thanks also Steve for your advice to stay away from digital plans and to use a pencil on the inside of a ceral box instead, this worked well for me, it’s amazing what these digital thieves can do with only two numbers, God help us all if they get more.
There are many other names I could mention, but I won’t.
Other projects to look forward to:
1. Challenging the garden Gnome craze with our Many Eared Platapus Pouncer.
2. Our entry into the Modern Abstract Art arena with our Fish Eating Bicyle Chain.
Thanks for looking, comments will be treated with the contempt that they thoroughly deserve.
Time to caul it a day

.............It’s good to be King

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.





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Martyroc

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#1 posted 05-05-2012 01:28 AM

Roger that is a great idea, ( personally I really liked the suspenders idea). I saw a something so simple this morning on tv, my wife hit me in the head and said why didn’t your think of that. It was 2 blocks of wood you put in front of a window to give you leverage to open the window, probably 50 cents worth of pine and a 25 cents worth of paint, guess how much….... THATS RIGHT,! $19.99. This is miles apart from that, I’m thinking $39.99 LOL

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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William

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#2 posted 05-05-2012 01:35 AM

Nice Rex.
Is that suspenders I see in one of those photos?
Please don’t tell me you’re standing there with your pants around your ankles while you post this.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#3 posted 05-05-2012 01:35 AM

Roger where do I make my donation? Your way with writing is amazing, you project tips are astounding and your heartburn is gastronomical.
That was funny , I mean damn funny.
You sir are a genius.
I caul it the way I see it.
Nice project.
Marked favorite.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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boxcarmarty

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#4 posted 05-05-2012 01:38 AM

Well King T-Rex, You’ve certainly out done yourself. I’m just not sure on what. Looks like a handy little set-up. Of course if you manage to accidentally glue it to your box, It would double as a nice corner trim. Then you could use the strap as a tie when you take over as Stumpy’s replacement…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#5 posted 05-05-2012 01:43 AM

It’s great to see that you are not only alive and kicking, but designing multi-million dollar inventions as well. I’m just not too sure about all those unsavory characters you’re doing business with. Better get yourself a good lawyer…er, I mean barrister.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#6 posted 05-05-2012 01:59 AM

Thank you fans.
Last year I was trying to assemble some 3 ft high fence pickets to form a box 2 ft x 2ft square. I had one hell of a time trying to get web bands to stay where I wanted, so I ended up quickly making cauls similar to those in this “Project”.
They worked well and took the frustration out, there were 6 of these boxes.
These smaller ones will work on any size glue up under 16” high, yes they actually work.

Of course, if you know me, I have a very limited time I can be serious, it’s usually about 2 minutes, so everything is serious and funny at the same time. A lot of times my humor goes over people’s heads, mostly those under 5ft-10”.

Glad you enjoyed it.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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boxcarmarty

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#7 posted 05-05-2012 02:14 AM

Hey, I fall under that 5ft-10” remark…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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Dave

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#8 posted 05-05-2012 02:34 AM

I’m 5’11”;)

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Roger

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#9 posted 05-05-2012 12:30 PM

Oh yes Roger… F for Fudge, right??

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#10 posted 05-05-2012 12:33 PM

But of course Roger, whatever else were you thinking? Having one of those Stumpy thoughts moments?

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#11 posted 05-05-2012 12:37 PM

Great idea, Rex! And I liked the suspenders too!

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#12 posted 05-05-2012 12:39 PM

Hi stumpy, chose you as the plot victim…all in fun

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#13 posted 05-05-2012 12:53 PM

now you just have to build in a digital-sqaremeter
that works on all altitudes from zero to 3000 feet

Dennis

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#14 posted 05-05-2012 12:57 PM

Dennis, are you talking about accuracy? Ha Ha.

Good to hear from you Dennis, how are things going?

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#15 posted 05-05-2012 01:48 PM

well just enoff accuracy so you can sell it to the architects that build towers like the empire state building
so they don´t have to use concrete all the times

its so and so here with me but as long as my princess doing well then I´m happy
I´m searching for a new job … hopefully soon … can´t find out going home without a job
though plenty of project that have to be done at home ….. I don´t seems to have the energy to do them
godgriif when I have to be retired from the working people ... :-(

Dennis

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