|Project by Dave Rutan||posted 264 days ago||4003 views||54 times favorited||32 comments|
A friend of mine let me raid some of his wood supply because he had no plans to use it. They were long pieces of pine, about 5-6 feet and I wanted to use them to make more of my clamps. I ripped them to 1-5/8 in. and cut them to the lengths for the bar, jaw, caul, and stop. I had to dip into my own supply to get the number of clamps I planned to make.
Between the cutting, milling, gluing, sanding and finishing, this punctuated with more mundane yard work, I got nine clamps made, 4 two footer (two foot holding capacity), 4 three footers, and one four footer (to add to the 3 four footers I previously made.)
Each of these clamps weighs less than two pounds yet has enough strength to hold pieces together while the glue dries.
I’ve created a pdf file with instructions and photos of how to build this clamp. The file can be found here.
-- Beware the flying swarf!