LumberJocks

Wooden hold down clamps.

  • Advertise with us
Project by ldl posted 07-18-2013 07:16 PM 6248 views 32 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Wooden hold down clamps.
Wooden hold down clamps. No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

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 - -





14 comments so far

View mafe's profile

mafe

9547 posts in 1746 days


#1 posted 07-18-2013 07:44 PM

Nice stuff.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

View GerardoArg1's profile

GerardoArg1

665 posts in 650 days


#2 posted 07-18-2013 08:10 PM

Great work. How cut the grain?

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

View JohnNIC's profile

JohnNIC

11 posts in 430 days


#3 posted 07-18-2013 08:36 PM

cool!

-- John - Woodworkers Drill IT deeper

View mariva57's profile

mariva57

452 posts in 661 days


#4 posted 07-18-2013 08:55 PM

Excellent clamps, compliments.

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

View steliart's profile

steliart

1807 posts in 1345 days


#5 posted 07-18-2013 09:17 PM

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 --

View ldl's profile

ldl

1135 posts in 1022 days


#6 posted 07-18-2013 10:10 PM

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 - -

View dvd812's profile

dvd812

40 posts in 456 days


#7 posted 07-18-2013 11:31 PM

Great job and good idea. Thanks for sharing

-- Do all things to the Glory of God.

View Gary's profile

Gary

7250 posts in 2090 days


#8 posted 07-18-2013 11:44 PM

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

View doubleDD's profile

doubleDD

2473 posts in 700 days


#9 posted 07-18-2013 11:49 PM

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

View kiefer's profile

kiefer

3082 posts in 1324 days


#10 posted 07-19-2013 01:47 AM

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

-- Kiefer 松

View ldl's profile

ldl

1135 posts in 1022 days


#11 posted 07-19-2013 02:38 AM

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 - -

View Soundx's profile

Soundx

81 posts in 545 days


#12 posted 07-19-2013 02:54 AM

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

Great work…........

-- Terry,Tennessee

View oldnovice's profile

oldnovice

3766 posts in 2025 days


#13 posted 07-19-2013 05:05 AM

Those are much better than mine!

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

View ldl's profile

ldl

1135 posts in 1022 days


#14 posted 07-19-2013 03:57 PM

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 - -

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase