|Project by ryno||posted 09-11-2008 11:32 PM||7108 views||11 times favorited||6 comments|
I’ve got a project going where I have to laminate 2 pieces of pecan together to make a 13 inch step. The only problem is, I have 70 feet of step to make. I don’t even come close to having enough clamps for this job. So I remembered this video on youtube that I believed could help me out. The base is MDF 4” wide by 18”. Theres a small piece of fixed piece of oak at the bottom which is 90 degrees to the base. The angle peices are oak as well and they’re nearly the same width as the base and about 2 1/2 inches (or so). The angle is around 7 degrees. I saw this video and I made it to fit my application so these measurements are kind of out of the clouds. So you screw one of the wedges down to the base and put your workpiece on the fixed piece at the bottom. You then just slide the other wedge in and tap until is clamps your workpiece together. These pics are an experiment and they work pretty good. They are actually pretty solid. Instead of making one and seeing if it works, I made about 20 and hoped it worked, and it did.. If anyone makes these, I recommend that you take the extra time to cut the angle where it leaves all your wedges identical. That way you don’t have to keep the tops and bottoms seperate, they can be used either way. I also need help on how to add more pics than just the 3 initial ones at the top. any help is appreciated.
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