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Project by Izzy Swan posted 384 days ago 12493 views 101 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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This is a fun and usefull weekend project.. These shop made toggle clamps come in very handy for use around the shop and on jigs and fixtures.. there is a link posted in the discription box of the attached video to – cncnutz’s- youtube channel he does a great and complete walk through of my clamps and has free plans available to download if you want to build your self a set.. they are a fun project and come in handy.. also check out my other videos on toggle clamps showing them in action.. thanks everyone and have a great weekend!

-- Izzy Swan - A Creative Thinkers approach to Woodworking





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Time2beupinAZ

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#1 posted 384 days ago

great clamp. love it.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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Izzy Swan

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#2 posted 384 days ago

Thanks! They are great littlw clamps.. obviously not as strong as factory clamps but do a great job for shopmade clamping fixtures.

-- Izzy Swan - A Creative Thinkers approach to Woodworking

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stefang

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#3 posted 384 days ago

Check this out Izzy. It was my first LJ post about 5 years ago. They are not nearly as nice looking as yours, but they only take about 15 minutes to make using the templates that are also pictured. They work great too. I designed and made them because I couldn’t find any for sale here in Norway at the time. I love the idea that yours and mine too are dirt cheap to make and work just as good as the commercial ones.

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/16919

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Izzy Swan

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#4 posted 384 days ago

Stefang- Awesome clamps! Shop made is the best made in my humble opinion. . Beside the many uses and minimal cost the are great way to build experiance and knowlage. . Thanks for sharing really enjoyed checking them out!

-- Izzy Swan - A Creative Thinkers approach to Woodworking

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HillbillyShooter

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#5 posted 384 days ago

Cool! Great shop made clamps. Thanks for sharing.

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

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nzmerlin

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#6 posted 383 days ago

Great clamps guys, will have to give them a go, can’t seem to find them for sale in NZ.

Merlin

-- No! Try Not. Do, or do Not.There is no Try.

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Roger

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#7 posted 383 days ago

Purdy kool. I could use that mini to chop a toothpic in half.. :)

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

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Michael Wilson

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#8 posted 383 days ago

Been here 3 days and you’re knocking the cover off the ball. Nice work!

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Izzy Swan

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#9 posted 383 days ago

Lol.. love the tooth pick chopper idea! Lol thanks for all the great comments..

-- Izzy Swan - A Creative Thinkers approach to Woodworking

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farmerdude

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#10 posted 383 days ago

Nice clamps, thanks for posting them.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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NormG

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#11 posted 383 days ago

Nifty idea, thank you

-- Norman

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GerardoArg1

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#12 posted 382 days ago

Great idea. Thank for share.

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

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MrMoore

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#13 posted 212 days ago

where can i find plans for the “pistol” clamp? The toggle clamps are great use them every time in my shop.

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