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SIMPLE CLAMPING JIG FOR ARCHES

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Project by kiefer posted 274 days ago 3418 views 35 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A simple jig made from a discarded timing belt from a car and apiece of threaded rod and matching nut .
A form block is used this a bearing and a cordless drill set to a low torque setting with a socket attached .
I build this to eliminate the hand clamps I normally use for this and to speed up the clamping process .
See my blog on this also .http://lumberjocks.com/kiefer/blog/38628

-- Kiefer 松





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 274 days ago

Great jig for forming arches and curves—thanks for sharing. Okay, now I’m really going to show my age but since the last timing belt I encountered was a timing chain on the 312 cid engine in a ‘57 T-bird I had in high school, where do you get a rubber timing belt these days—the junk yard? What happened to timing chains?

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Michael Wilson

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#2 posted 274 days ago

That’s neat! I’ll bet it would work wonderfully for rounded chest lids.

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kiefer

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#3 posted 274 days ago

HillbillyShooter
Timing belts are still used extensively today and I have mechanic that saves them for me .
So don’t feel so old ,get to your local repair shop and ask for some before they throw the out .

-- Kiefer 松

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jaykaypur

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#4 posted 274 days ago

A great and simple to make jig! You are THE man !

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Underdog

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#5 posted 274 days ago

Nice bending jig!

Why the angled kerfs?

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kiefer

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#6 posted 274 days ago

Underdog
The angled kerfs are just for a different look ,take a look at the mouldings I show in one of the pics in my blog on this .The mouldings are going into my next box .

-- Kiefer 松

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robscastle

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#7 posted 274 days ago

Ah there is the answer !

Just goes to show when you think time is up for an item it lives on !!

I am off to talk to the garage/ local repair shop!

-- Regards Robert

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tefinn

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#8 posted 274 days ago

Great idea kiefer! I’m sure other types of belts could be used as well.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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Blackie_

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#9 posted 274 days ago

Ver creative

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 274 days ago

Quite ingenious! I wondered how you did that!!!!
Thanks for sharing. That design might come in handy for lot of projects!!

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

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hoss12992

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#11 posted 274 days ago

That is really cool and very creative. I will be going to have a chat with my mechanic in the morning!

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lanwater

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#12 posted 274 days ago

neat idea Kiefer.

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Heavy

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#13 posted 273 days ago

Great trick. I use the same technique but with seat belt from an old car.

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489tad

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#14 posted 273 days ago

Thank you!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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Bob Kassmeyer

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#15 posted 273 days ago

HillbillyShooter
Great jig for forming arches and curves—thanks for sharing. Okay, now I’m really going to show my age but since the last timing belt I encountered was a timing chain on the 312 cid engine in a ‘57 T-bird I had in high school, where do you get a rubber timing belt these days—the junk yard? What happened to timing chains?

If you can’t find anyone to give you one just buy it they are not that expensive. As for timing chains they are still around, most are just a lot longer and have many guides. The timing belts are normally quieter and cheaper to replace as the chains wear out too.

-- Bob Kassmeyer, Nebraska

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