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I have been going to make some of these for a while and I had a reason the other day to do it. I needed a stop on my router table and was using a metal clamp to hold it. I had a short piece of oak and maple so I drew them off and BS them out. I then drilled the hole for clamp bolt and wallowed it out to allow them to pivot. Sanded on my ridged isolating belt sander to smooth out the edges.

Made one set of oak and other of maple. Length is 4”, 6” & 8”. No finish.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -





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mafe

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#1 posted 377 days ago

Nice stuff.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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GerardoArg1

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#2 posted 377 days ago

Great work. How cut the grain?

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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JohnNIC

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#3 posted 376 days ago

cool!

-- John - Woodworkers Drill IT deeper

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mariva57

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#4 posted 376 days ago

Excellent clamps, compliments.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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steliart

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#5 posted 376 days ago

nice clamps, like that long version too

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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ldl

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#6 posted 376 days ago

Thanks for the comments.

I cut the long side almost parallel with the grain as it would take the most pressure.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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dvd812

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#7 posted 376 days ago

Great job and good idea. Thanks for sharing

-- Do all things to the Glory of God.

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Gary

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#8 posted 376 days ago

Hey…. I think I like those. Send them to me and I’ll let you know for sure

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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doubleDD

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#9 posted 376 days ago

I will make a couple of these just because I could use a few. Thanks Dewayne.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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kiefer

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#10 posted 376 days ago

Dewayne
Looking good and every drill table needs them .
Nice job !

-- Kiefer 松

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ldl

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#11 posted 376 days ago

Thanks again.

They are so simple to make I don’t see why I haven’t already made some and anyone would buy any. You just decide how long you want them and cut the long side more or less parallel with the grain of the wood. I took a paint can cap and used it to draw the inside curve and intersected the curve with a line according to length. Then I roughed out the outside curve based on how thick I wanted them. There are any number of ways to make them.

I intend to make some handles later.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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Soundx

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#12 posted 376 days ago

I been wanting to make a few clamps. Niow I’m motivated to try next week. Thanks.

Great work…........

-- Terry,Tennessee

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oldnovice

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#13 posted 376 days ago

Those are much better than mine!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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ldl

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#14 posted 376 days ago

Oldnovice I would not say mine were better than yours just diff. Yours could be used as the aluminum ones (can’t think of what they are called) that clamp angles together as well as hold down clamps. Might try some like yours later.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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