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Chevy II; The Canadian Cousin #4: New Blade Clamps

08-10-2015 12:36 AM by shipwright | 16 comments »

Since I built my first chevalet back in 2011 I have redesigned the blade clamps at least three times, never getting one that I really liked on all levels. My constraints were lack of metal working tools and sticking to box store metal supplies. Then last winter I asked a friend who is a hobby metalworker to make me a set of clamps more like the ones that I remembered from ASFM. With his milling machine and lathe this wasn’t too hard at all. Fast forward to last month when I decided to try to copy them for my chevy here in Canada. I still had minimal metal working tools but went to a steel supplier and got bigger stock than the box stores carry. This gave me a better chance. To...

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