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PARALELLGO CLAMPS (SHOP VERSION )

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Project by kiefer posted 02-23-2014 10:25 PM 5727 views 57 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the shop version of the Parallego clamp I designed and posted recently http://lumberjocks.com/projects/96025 .
I am working on my new work bench and got to the point where I needed more bar clamps to glue up the top so what better time to make more clamps .
For this version I used T bar for the beam and a bunch of oak railing off cuts that a friend gave me putting the cost at about $ 25.00 for the four clamps .
I started with the t bar and then made up the head and tail stock pieces from the oak spindle off cuts and drilled and threaded them to accept the screws which are 3/4” ready rod and have a handle fit on it which is 1 3/4 diameter and very comfortable and gives a good grip.The threading was done with a shop made tap which is shown in pic 3 and the threads are reinforced with CA glue and lubricated with wax .

The jaws are held to the screws by a flat rubber O ring which is fitted into a groove on the end of the screw and the screw bears against a washer in the jaw and the cover holds it all together .
The head and tail stock are cut out with the band and table saw to fit over the T bar ,the head stock is bolted and is a tight fit and the tail stock is a sliding fit but locks when pressure is applied .
The big feature of this clamp is that I can manipulate the work piece being clamped by applying pressure to the top or bottom of the jaws bringing the work piece into square see (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/96025 ) for examples of this .
The clamp has all the function and capability’s of the original and works well as you can see in pic 4 which is a dry fit of the two halves of the top ,the winding sticks show the top is perfectly flat and I hope it continuous with the outside layers added . The box of scrap in Pic 5 is what I started with and I also got to keep the vintage box dated 1961 Any questions I will be glad to answer .

-- Kiefer 松





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wiswood2

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#1 posted 02-23-2014 10:43 PM

Those are better than the ones you pay big bucks for.
Chuck

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kiefer

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#2 posted 02-23-2014 10:47 PM

These you can’t buy you have to make them yourself but they certainly are inexpensive and simple to make and have many clamping options that will surprise you .

-- Kiefer 松

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Roger

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#3 posted 02-23-2014 11:05 PM

These are really fine Kiefer.

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#4 posted 02-23-2014 11:09 PM

Excellent as always Klaus.

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#5 posted 02-24-2014 01:08 AM

Very Nice Project Indeed Kiefer! Great Workmanship! Thanks For Sharing!

Rick

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#6 posted 02-24-2014 01:36 AM

Great idea. You may be able to retire soon with this idea.

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#7 posted 02-24-2014 01:45 AM

great clamps.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#8 posted 02-24-2014 01:46 AM

Love them. Even the hexagon handle for a better grip. Well done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 02-24-2014 02:42 AM

Great clamps you have there, Kiefer. Another super creation!!...............Jim

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

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#10 posted 02-24-2014 02:53 AM

Kiefer you sure good at making tools to make your work easier, very nice clamps

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#11 posted 02-24-2014 03:18 AM

very cleaver ,as always

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#12 posted 02-24-2014 03:28 AM

Kiefer,

You make functional elegant! I can’t make functional work. LOL!

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#13 posted 02-24-2014 04:12 AM

Nicely done. I do like the design.

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#14 posted 02-24-2014 10:23 AM

What a great idea and quite the money saver…awesome workshop project. Thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#15 posted 02-24-2014 11:17 AM

Very nice clamps Kiefer.
I like both your display version and these for the shop. You`ll get a lot of good use out of them I am sure

I specially like the O-ring to hold the plate in place at the end of the threaded rod.

Do you have to split the pressure plate if the O-ring comes off?

C

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