DIY Bar Clamp

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Project by GarageWoodworks posted 294 days ago 2984 views 22 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Make a few DIY bar clamps from scrap lumber. They work incredibly well and will help me savie a bundle.

You can get the plans here

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#1 posted 293 days ago

Thanks for posting this.

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#2 posted 293 days ago

Nice job! How’s the clamping pressure since the block is only held in place with a single dowel?

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#3 posted 293 days ago

Awesome clamping pressure. There is a video too.

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#4 posted 291 days ago

I like this, I might have to try this, thanks for posting the video.

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#5 posted 290 days ago

Cool bar clamp! Looks great and I’m sure it can handle the job. Well done! Thanks for sharing.

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#6 posted 285 days ago

Been away from site for awhile. I checked out the video. Good job. Informative. You must be pretty strong. I’m thinking I might have used a cradle for the dowels?

Video technical question? seems volume was low on the mic? :) Also would recommend a disclaimer for self protection? Stumpy Nubbs or Charles Neil have done a nice job with that.

Nice web site, Great concept & Logo.

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#7 posted 285 days ago

I have a disclaimer at the beginning of every video. :)

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