An exercise in making wooden bar clamps #2: Securing the nut for the front jaw

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Blog entry by George_SA posted 09-13-2012 07:14 PM 10306 reads 2 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: The bar and front jaw Part 2 of An exercise in making wooden bar clamps series Part 3: Back post »

Thanks to some good suggestions from fellow LJ’s (derosa and Kova) I secured the nut by using a nylon lock nut that I managed to get in town today (the local co-op only has 10 & 12mm nylon lock nuts) and just to make doubly sure I used a pin as well. This is probably over engineering, but I don’t want the nut to come loose after the jaw has been glued together.

I have some 5mm nails which supplied me with a tight press fit pin

After peening the pin, I’m sure it will stay there forever and a day :-)

Other blogs in this series
1) The bar and front jaw
3) Back post
4) Back jaw

-- Sometimes life gets in the way of one's woodworking :)

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