I’d like to share one of my latest shop additions: hand screw clamp.
The idea of the build was stolen from John Heisz, have a look at how he built it in details. There are couple of things that I did differently, but in general it’s the same.
The wood used for this project is larch (as I still had larch board left from previous project).
The screw was made from M12 threaded rod (about 1/2”).
Jaws length is 12”, opening is 8”.
I have to admit that it takes longer to open/close the jaws comparing to “normal” screw clamp where half of the screw is left-threaded, but still it’s pretty cool clamping fixture.
Ready to final assembly. You can see that handles on the screw are secured with couple of nails. The next picture shows those nails already cut to size and riveted in place.
About to screw them together.
First clamping job.
In action: shaping hand plane wedge secured in the clamp.
Thank you for looking!
-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)