Current Project #29: Gotta be a better way?

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 03-14-2016 04:16 PM 1564 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Somewhere in this jumble of clamps you will see a small live edge picture frame. I think I’ll be making a jig to clamp these as have 5 more to make.

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#1 posted 03-14-2016 08:33 PM

Maybe try a ratchet strap. I’ve had good luck clamping some odd shaped things with those before.

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#2 posted 03-14-2016 11:15 PM

Problem is that the live edge is acting like a quarter round, so a strap can’t get any purchase. I have an idea from my model railroading days that may work. We used to build little structures out of plastic sheet. To keep the square while gluing we’d put the structure on the glass of a picture frame, in the corner. That would square two sides at least. Now I have an idea…

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#3 posted 03-14-2016 11:28 PM

Build the center square. Cover w/lexan 1/2” in from clamping edge. Band clamp will hold since jig keeps pieces flat. Use band (or pad) wider than frame thickness so band will wrap any shaped edge.


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#4 posted 03-20-2016 02:29 AM

This is what I came up with.

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