|Project by Jeff1984||posted 09-24-2013 01:10 AM||6649 views||106 times favorited||13 comments|
These fence clamps were inspired by a Youtube video I saw last week. Unfortunately, I do not remember who made the video. I have been needing a set of fence clamps for a while for my sacrificial fence but was hesitant to spend 20 plus dollars on something I knew I could make much cheaper. I am currently working on a project that my current set up would not allow me to do what I needed to do. It also gave me a chance to work on my dovetails, and they still need some work. LOL
I started out with a square u-bolt, 4×5x3/8”, and cut it in half and used a file to clean up the burs. A 3/8” washer and wing nut are the only other hardware. I used some scrap walnut and hard maple I had lying around the shop. The angles on the outside body of the clamps is the same as the 1:7 dovetail angle I used. 2 coats of BLO and they are good to go. They hold the fence secure but I didn’t have a chance to use them yet. Ran out of shop time. All told I spent a whopping $6.50 on the whole project.
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