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Concept Ideas using SketchUp #1: Wooden C_Clamps

12-03-2014 08:26 PM by George_SA | 0 comments »

I have recently started using SketchUp after a few unsuccessful previous attempts. You Tube tutorials helped me this time round. I find SketchUp quite useful as it helps me to put ideas to virtual paper and it also helps to print out templates which came in quite handy with my first attempt at making wooden handscrews. My first blog entry is a wooden CClamp. I have seen a few of these made on the net (YouTube and LumberJocks) My one concern is that there is an inherent weakness where the u...

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An exercise in making wooden bar clamps #3: Back post

09-15-2012 07:01 PM by George_SA | 1 comment »

First I cut the mortise and tennons A nice tight fit thanks to my kerfmaker A 25mm hole for the nut and a 16mm hole (not shown) for the threaded rod. Six nuts pinned to the threaded rods The nut is press fitted into the hole A test dry fit The problem with the hinge holes from the door post fixed Previous blogs1) The bar and front jaw2) Securing the nut for the front jaw4) Back jaw

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

09-13-2012 07:14 PM by George_SA | 0 comments »

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 sur...

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An exercise in making wooden bar clamps #1: The bar and front jaw

09-12-2012 12:10 PM by George_SA | 11 comments »

You can never have enough clamps, right? I have an odd assortment of bar clamps, including some homemade clamps I made from 25mm (1 Inch) square tubing and a few wooden clamps that work with wedges. I also have some cheap pipe clamps of which the back jaw keeps on slipping under the clamping pressure. The other day I stumbled across this YouTube video i.r.o. homemade heavy duty wooden bar clamps. I drew some plans to get started And so the journey begins.I started ...

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