Clamping small irregular shapes together

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09-30-2012 01:37 PM

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As you all know I do allot of fret work projects. Here is a handy and cheep way to clamp some frustrating parts together and help you get out of those little jams. Take a wood clamp and drill a 1/4” hole about 1” deep on the tip of the clamp. Drop in a little epoxy, then take a 1/4” broken router bit shaft and stick it in the hole. Let dry and you are ready to clamp. You can still use the clamp for its regular use but now it will also help you out of a jam.

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#1 posted 09-30-2012 01:38 PM

-- Have a great day.

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#2 posted 09-30-2012 02:50 PM

great tip.i’ll keep in mind the next time i’m in need of clamping odd pieces.thanks.

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#3 posted 09-30-2012 03:04 PM

Cool idea, need to do that. Thanks for posting

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#4 posted 09-30-2012 03:06 PM

thanks for the tip Grosa :-)

take care

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#5 posted 09-30-2012 03:31 PM

Clever Idea!

“Necessity is the Mother of Invention” for sure.

...btw, hope you don’t break any more router bits, that’s pretty scary! :-/

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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