Home-Made Bar Clamps! An easy way to build some Bar Clamps and save some scratch!

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Project by Izzy Swan posted 09-19-2013 12:53 AM 22936 views 86 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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This was a really fun project! With the price of clamps these days I need to find another way to get my hands on some bar clamps.. so I made some. They have been working great and I am very pleased with the preformance I am getting out of them! The attached video is a step by step of how I made them..

-- Izzy Swan - A Creative Thinkers approach to Woodworking

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#1 posted 09-19-2013 02:38 AM

Those are really slick. Tuesday is tutorial day! I’ll remember that!.................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 09-19-2013 02:42 AM

Another cool idea.

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#4 posted 09-19-2013 03:37 AM

Very cool Izzy! Now just design and build the cam powered vise that has been bouncing around in my brain:)

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#5 posted 09-19-2013 03:57 AM

Thanks guys! Wodcox- I cant its still bouncing around in your brain! Lol

-- Izzy Swan - A Creative Thinkers approach to Woodworking

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#6 posted 09-19-2013 07:24 AM

Awesome job, as usual. I have not seen anything like it before. VERY creative. I do have a question for you. Is the dowel maker jig something that you made or bought? Great job buddy.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#7 posted 09-19-2013 09:01 AM

That’s about the best design I’ve seen for them. Thanks for sharing it.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#8 posted 09-19-2013 09:16 AM

That is cool ! The damned sound was muted and, at first, I thought it was this guy.

-- What day is it ? No matter. Ummmm What month is it ? No moron. I paid for a 2 x 6. That means Two inches by six inches. I want the rest of my wood.

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#9 posted 09-19-2013 10:02 AM

I love shop made clamps and these have an elegant simplicity. Thanks Izzy!

-- - Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#10 posted 09-19-2013 12:41 PM

fantastic design. i love it.

-- I played with Legos as a kid and I never had the part I thought I needed, so I learned to improvise. Now I'm an engineer with a woodworking hobby.

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#11 posted 09-19-2013 01:08 PM

Very cool project! Definitely wanna give them a try.

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#12 posted 09-19-2013 01:51 PM

Nice work as always Izzy… Added to favorites! Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#13 posted 09-19-2013 02:49 PM

Good Stuff ! Enjoyed your video too

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#14 posted 09-19-2013 03:01 PM

I like the cam tightening idea, it’s cheaper to do. Another suggestion is to rub the bar with paraffin wax to keep glue squeeze out from sticking.

-- 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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#15 posted 09-19-2013 03:55 PM

He shows it in this video: here

I just spent thirty minutes watching your videos, and unlike most you-tube time, I do not wish for those minutes back…awesome stuff, thanks.

-- Upright and taking in nourishment--must be a good day

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