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Clamps Clamps Clamps #4: Replacement pads & C clamp pads

01-19-2022 01:05 PM by mafe | 8 comments »

Replacement pads & C clamp padsand me rampling as usual. Hi again, This is the final part in this round, had a good time making clamps and upgrading or fixing my existing clamps. Fist we replace some missing pads on standard clamps. You can never have too many clamps…Clamp bar – not bar clamps. You need some of these, plastic spacers, that you can buy cheap and use for house building. Pick favourite color and thickness. Mark centre and drill a couple of holes. Cut ...

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Clamps Clamps Clamps #3: Pads for Japanese clamps and a black dog...

01-17-2022 10:21 PM by mafe | 16 comments »

Pads for Japanese clampsand a black dog… Hi, This is a short one. Of course my big size Japanese clamps also needed some pads, now I were in the padding mood, smiles. For the extra long version with thick bar.A piece of ash wood, a slit that fits the clamp and a rare earth magnet. I think that they make these beautiful clamps look even better. For the medium size with square bar, I the same type, but no magnets (for now).They can be used as stands also. Less is plen...

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Clamps Clamps Clamps #2: Pads for track saw clamps - Festool & Dewalt types

01-17-2022 05:22 AM by mafe | 5 comments »

Pads for track saw clampsFestool & Dewalt types. Hi fellow wood nerds, big smile. While I were in the clamp mood, I looked at my worktable clamp wall and wondered what I could improve.Sometimes this is a fine way of thinking and learn or do new, not what do I need, but what can I improve. I have often needed a few extra clamps and had to use the track saw clamps, when doing this, the sharp edge on the en end, makes them leave marks, if I don’t put something in between.So lets mak...

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Clamps Clamps Clamps #1: Pipe clamps - making, pads and stands

01-16-2022 09:05 PM by mafe | 20 comments »

Pipe clampsmaking, pads and stands. Pipe clamps has been on my wish list for years, didn’t really need them, rarely do that big stuff, but when doing just that, I were always thinking; why don’t I have a set of pipe clamps… and well yes I just always liked them. Last year my old mother gave a pack of four clamp heads (they were on the wish list), so I had to do something about it, at some point at that was now. As always I check prices and had a chock, when finding out that the pipes...

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Wood hold downs #2: Hold fast wedge and twist

01-15-2022 03:21 AM by mafe | 15 comments »

Hold fast wedge and twistupdating an old idea. Hi all, This is almost cheating as it is almost second time I post the hold fast and I have been using it since 2014, with great joy on my bench top bench... But there’s a reason, I made an update out of frustration today, that really makes a big difference in use, even though it’s as simple as can be and then it also became an update for the hold fasts from this blog series. I also created a DIY flip stop, that can be made from...

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Clamp cleaning or gun cleaning #1: Clamp cleaning or gun cleaning

12-28-2021 08:24 PM by FrenchGoattoys | 5 comments »

So, I did a number of glue ups recently using my parallel clamps. I noticed they just were not opening and closing smoothly because of the clue globs and other gunk. Although not super horrible, it was certainly enough to cause a problem. So, I decided to break open a beer-mimosa and get to cleaning. Not being a person who uses much solvents, not to mention the fact that some solvents will eat a hole in you, I didn’t have much available to me. The solution to my plight wa...

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Faux Beams Salavaged pallet planks #1: Faux Beams out of pallets

11-07-2021 06:26 PM by JrneedzMoreClamps | 0 comments »

At this point it would definitely be cheaper to buy sum pine or similar and make the beams. Unfortunately this client really likes the look of the used pallet planks so look like i may be off to buy more clamps its really hard to get these boards true and straight The Last ones are drying right now then just need to take em to their house and install

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Sandpaper shelves #4: The Big Glue-Up

11-06-2021 05:18 PM by Dave Polaschek | 8 comments »

Not too much to report today. I put everything together this morning in a test fit. It was pretty good, except the front panel had potato-chipped a little bit. Drat. With that out of the way, I carefully took everything apart and put glue on the rails and shelf supports and put them into the back of the frame. Then aligned everything and set the front of the frame onto the glued shelf supports and rails. Wiped up glue that had run pretty much everywhere, and then started clamping. I put...

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Little Staked Table #2: Top

10-04-2021 06:05 PM by Dave Polaschek | 5 comments »

As promised, next up was the top. Well, it was partly before the legs, and partly after, since there was a long chunk of glue drying in there… Anyway, I used a 1 inch Forstner bit to make holes along a five-inch line an inch from the edge of each of the two 1×8s I was going to glue up. Took a coarse rasp to smooth out the bits between the holes (which serve as a handle, or as a relief for flatulence) and then glued the board together. Used my smoothing plane to clean off the s...

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Wood hold downs #1: Wood hold downs - step by step build.

12-23-2020 12:44 AM by mafe | 9 comments »

Wood hold downsstep by step build. For as long as I can remember, these bad boys have been on my to do list, but for some reason they took ten years to be realized… Better late than never. So I am more than happy now, especially by the drill press, where they are most often needed, but also think they may become useful on my MFT3 table and I plan to even drill a couple of holes in my normal desk, so I can use the delicate version there. Another project that starts with some of the sc...

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