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SIMPLE CLAMPING JIG FOR ARCHES

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Project by kiefer posted 11-20-2013 07:48 PM 4712 views 41 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 https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 11-20-2013 09:13 PM

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?

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

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Michael Wilson

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#2 posted 11-20-2013 09:47 PM

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 11-20-2013 10:05 PM

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 https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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jaykaypur

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#4 posted 11-20-2013 10:17 PM

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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#5 posted 11-20-2013 10:22 PM

Nice bending jig!

Why the angled kerfs?

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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kiefer

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#6 posted 11-20-2013 10:51 PM

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 https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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robscastle

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#7 posted 11-20-2013 11:51 PM

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 11-21-2013 12:30 AM

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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#9 posted 11-21-2013 12:50 AM

Ver creative

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#10 posted 11-21-2013 03:11 AM

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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#11 posted 11-21-2013 03:58 AM

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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#12 posted 11-21-2013 04:37 AM

neat idea Kiefer.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#13 posted 11-21-2013 02:23 PM

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

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#14 posted 11-21-2013 03:44 PM

Thank you!

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

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#15 posted 11-21-2013 07:56 PM

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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