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Forum topic by 45acpbuilder posted 09-13-2009 03:59 PM 1501 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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45acpbuilder

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09-13-2009 03:59 PM

I saw a photo of an ingenious clamp someone was using to edge glue. I’ve built one and come up with a drawing. I used 1” square aluminum tubing, 1/8×1/2 aluminum strap and homemade “barrel nuts” to build it. Anyone know where you can buy these? I make trivets and clipboards from the scraps from building cutting boards adn this is the best clamp I’ve seen to edge glue laminations and keep them flat without using oodles of clamps. The dimensions are representative for the spacing of the bar pivot points. The “free” end of the upper bar is offset 1/8 over and 1/8 up from the hole location in the lower bar. This is a cutaway slot so you can disengage the free upper link and open the clamp to put your pieces down on the table. I use 3/4” spacers between the two bars to keep them far enough apart and evenly spaced.
I don’t have a Photobucket account so I uplaoaded the .pdf of the drawing in “My Projects.”

-- M1911BLDR


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#1 posted 09-13-2009 07:51 PM

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#2 posted 09-13-2009 10:56 PM

No, but this is pretty close, at least as far as usage and concept:
http://www.advmachinery.com/pdfs/plano.pdf

-- M1911BLDR

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#3 posted 09-14-2009 03:15 AM

I had one I did’nt care for it . It was easier to use pipe clamps

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