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Project by TheBee posted 09-08-2008 03:35 AM 2792 views 25 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed some longer clamps to fix a drawer, mine were not long enough. So I ripped a 2×4 and made a set from some smaller clamps. With this setup you could make them 8 or 10 feet. I used a 1/2 dowel and drilled holes every 4 inches, it worked very well.

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clieb91

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#1 posted 09-08-2008 03:46 AM

Neat trick.. thanks for the tip.

CtL

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#2 posted 09-08-2008 04:22 AM

Wow… Thanks…

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#3 posted 09-08-2008 04:37 AM

Great idea.

-- Jason

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#4 posted 09-08-2008 05:42 AM

Great – THANKS!!!!!

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#5 posted 09-08-2008 05:49 AM

Very nice, this looks like a great solution! I’ll put this one in my favorites!

-- "Skol, Vikings"

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#6 posted 09-08-2008 06:06 AM

Great solution. Just saved me hundreds of dollars. Thanks

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#7 posted 09-08-2008 08:25 AM

Clever idea, Thanks.

Woody.

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#8 posted 09-08-2008 01:50 PM

Thanks for this time saving tip.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#9 posted 09-08-2008 05:28 PM

I am glad that this is going to be a useful idea, thanks for your comments. Larry

-- It is, what it is.

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niki

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#10 posted 09-08-2008 05:40 PM

I made many jigs and fixture but, let me tell you….

Supper idea….

And if one day you’ll come to visit me in Poland…....I’ll hide them so you’ll not say that “niki Nicked my idea” :-)

Thank you so much for sharing

Regards
niki

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#11 posted 09-08-2008 06:00 PM

Great idea!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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#12 posted 09-09-2008 10:57 PM

great clamps – and you came up with one before Niki! Kudos.

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#13 posted 09-10-2008 11:55 PM

i know i sound like an echo…but Great Idea!!!

i’ll be copying these perhaps even this very evening. this idea will save me a couple hundred $’s. thanks so much for posting it. i was thinking of mortising in square holes so that a rectangular peg could be used and perhaps offer a better face for clamping pressure than a round peg, but that is the only change i am going to make…well that and since i don’t have any 2×4’s perhaps i’ll use some scrap red oak.

thanks again!

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#14 posted 09-11-2008 12:16 AM

woodchips, I made some blocks to fit over the 1/2 dowel, flat and with a 45 so I could clamp other surfaces. Thanks for your comments.

Larry

-- It is, what it is.

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#15 posted 09-13-2008 05:12 AM

OK, I’m into all the jigs. Especially clamps as I have few “good long” ones. Seen many jigs here and elsewhere. This is fairly unique and very much a simple straight forward design. I love how adaptable it could be. See you got some kudos from Niki. Having followed many of his elaborate and highly creative jigs, that is no small kudo. This is a definite until those long sought after parallel clamps make their way into my budget.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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