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Project by luv2learn posted 12-19-2012 02:46 AM 3505 views 27 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I forget where I got the idea from to make these clamps. It may have been a youtube video. I have seen several woodworkers make them however, and I decided to make some for myself. These are made from reclaimed oak pallet wood. These are pretty easy to make and if you are like me, you never have enough clamps. I added cork to the jaws to keep the clamps from marking the wood.

Thanks for looking and I wish all my fellow Lumberjocks a very Merry Christmas!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green





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#1 posted 12-19-2012 02:54 AM

Very nicely done, thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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nomercadies

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#2 posted 12-19-2012 03:21 AM

Nicely done. How do they hold up? And, Happy Holidays.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#3 posted 12-19-2012 03:31 AM

They look Osome Lee! I need to make a few of those for my shop too, your right about not having enough clamp!
These look so easy to use too. Just snug them up to your work and rotate the offset! Nice! Thanks for sharing!
And Merry Christmas to you and yours! :)

Tony

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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luv2learn

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#4 posted 12-19-2012 03:58 AM

nomercadies, they hold up really well.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#5 posted 12-19-2012 06:06 AM

Thank you for sharing. A great idea and I guess they can be made to any size. ..luv em

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#6 posted 12-19-2012 06:23 AM

These look great. cool clamps.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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luv2learn

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#7 posted 12-19-2012 07:08 AM

Thanks guys for your kind words.
Yes oakwood they can be made any size.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Roger

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#8 posted 12-19-2012 12:59 PM

These are really nice. I’m sure they didn’t cost you an arm n a leg like some o those big-buck ones out there. I’m gonna make some o these myself …........... one o these days.

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

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#9 posted 12-19-2012 02:00 PM

Nice clamps. Where can i find out how to make them?

-- Leonard H.

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#10 posted 12-19-2012 03:05 PM

Very nice! I used aluminum when I made mine. Nice idea using wood.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#11 posted 12-19-2012 03:08 PM

sweet clamps, how much pressure do they have?

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luv2learn

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#12 posted 12-19-2012 04:17 PM

Matthew, these aren’t as strong as commercial bar clamps, I use them to keep joints tight as the glue dries. I have not measured how much pressure they produce.

Leonard5 here is a rough drawing of the clamp. The head and jaw consist of three pieces. The thickness of the center piece will depend on the thickness of the bar. Hope this is enough information to get you started.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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nomercadies

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#13 posted 12-19-2012 10:04 PM

That is so cool. Thanks for the followup.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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