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Forum topic by niki posted 04-04-2007 07:46 PM 1671 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-04-2007 07:46 PM

Good day

Take a clamp, remove the fixed jaw, weld it to an angle iron and screw it on whatever you want.

The clamp in the pic is 4” that cost me less than $1 in Japan (100 Yen shop).
On the second pic you can see one way to use it.


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#1 posted 04-04-2007 08:27 PM

You just gotta love those homemade jigs! It is so much more satisfying to use a jig you made yourself, that is custom-made for what YOU do in workshop.
Excellent fabrication. I just wish I could weld.

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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#2 posted 04-04-2007 08:28 PM

Great Idea. I will use it and I thank you.


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#3 posted 04-04-2007 10:07 PM

Thank you so much for your kind replies

You are soooo correct
I make the jigs for two reasons;
The first one is that we don’t have here such a selection like in USA and
The second, that is more important, I love to make them and as you said it’s much bigger satisfaction, (I think that even if I could buy it, I would prefer to make it).

I hope that you can find some friend or shop that will make for you a few “picks”.


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#4 posted 04-04-2007 10:11 PM


Did you have a problem welding the clamps considering the “Nickel” finish on the clamps? Maybe the Japanese clamps don’t have that type of finish on them but the ones I have are pretty shiny with some type of coating. I’m afraid it might be difficult to weld as I’ve had problems welding things that were coated before. Any comments?

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#5 posted 04-04-2007 10:48 PM

Hi Bassbully

No, I did not have any problems but, to be on the safe side, maybe it’s better if you grind the welding area to remove all the coatings and after the welding paint it (as I did).


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#6 posted 04-04-2007 11:23 PM

Very nice Niki. Good safe clamps. and a little easier to adjust over the quick clamps that you need to turn down a rubber bumper to adjust.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#7 posted 04-05-2007 05:51 AM

Great idea! Thanks!

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#8 posted 04-22-2007 06:21 AM

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#9 posted 04-23-2007 06:36 AM

Love it! We have a Harbor Freight store near my home. I normally avoid most everything there, b/c it only runs about the time it takes to post this. They have dirt cheap clamps that are horrible, but they would be perfect for this application.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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