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Project by TheBee posted 2146 days ago 2726 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.

-- It is, what it is.





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clieb91

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#1 posted 2146 days ago

Neat trick.. thanks for the tip.

CtL

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Chris

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#2 posted 2146 days ago

Wow… Thanks…

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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Jason

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#3 posted 2146 days ago

Great idea.

-- Jason

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John Gray

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#4 posted 2146 days ago

Great – THANKS!!!!!

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Dean

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#5 posted 2146 days ago

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

-- "Skol, Vikings"

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bayouman

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#6 posted 2146 days ago

Great solution. Just saved me hundreds of dollars. Thanks

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woodyone

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#7 posted 2146 days ago

Clever idea, Thanks.

Woody.

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Bradford

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#8 posted 2146 days ago

Thanks for this time saving tip.

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

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TheBee

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#9 posted 2146 days ago

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 2146 days ago

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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Callum Kendall

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#11 posted 2146 days ago

Great idea!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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scottb

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#12 posted 2145 days ago

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

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woodchips

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#13 posted 2144 days ago

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!

-- "Repetition is a leading cause of carelessness, and carelessness usually leads to injury"

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TheBee

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#14 posted 2144 days ago

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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USCJeff

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#15 posted 2141 days ago

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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