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Forum topic by TheTurtleCarpenter posted 10-18-2016 05:20 PM 549 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TheTurtleCarpenter

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10-18-2016 05:20 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jig clamp carving shaping finishing sanding sharpening woodburning joining

I needed a different clamping method and this setup was simple and could be used in a lot of different angles. I took the rear screw and threaded pins and reversed it to keep both handles at the top and out of the way. The 8 sided post is 8” long and I drilled a 1/2” hole thru the center for the front screw to go thru. Instead of screwing the post to the clamp I made a mortice a little oversize and used some leather and a clamp so it could be broke down and stored easily. Easy and inexpensive when you need something rotated and at a taller height.

All the Best, jd

-- "Tying shoelaces was way harder than learning to Whistle",,,,,member MWTCA area K. Kentucky


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theoldfart

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#1 posted 10-18-2016 07:09 PM

Your a pretty clever young fella Turtle. Nicely done.

PS, got the same lamp setup on my bench.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#2 posted 10-18-2016 07:52 PM

Kevin, I have glasses, a magnifier and I still have a hard time with anything under quarter inch. Ive been thinking of fitting that lamp up with LED’s for a little more brightness. Sometimes I put my contacts in and wear my prescription glasses on too. I used to read my tape in 32nds. ;>}

-- "Tying shoelaces was way harder than learning to Whistle",,,,,member MWTCA area K. Kentucky

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#3 posted 10-20-2016 10:05 AM

I couldnt get by without my “Maggy” lamp!!

Same as turtle Glasses hand held magnifing glass and now I find the marking om my steel rules have shrunk too.

Oh well I have had a good run, a braille rule will be next or if I get an injury it will be all over red rover WW wise

-- Regards Robert

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TheTurtleCarpenter

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#4 posted 10-21-2016 12:21 AM

I think my wife has been putting something in my food to effect my eyesight because now I cant tell a pretty girl from a sweet potatoe

-- "Tying shoelaces was way harder than learning to Whistle",,,,,member MWTCA area K. Kentucky

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#5 posted 10-21-2016 12:23 AM

That rules out politics then :-)

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#6 posted 10-21-2016 12:57 AM

Kev, to go there you have to be blind and deaf. <(~)>

-- "Tying shoelaces was way harder than learning to Whistle",,,,,member MWTCA area K. Kentucky

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#7 posted 10-21-2016 01:41 AM

;-)

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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