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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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