Frame clamp

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Project by Routerisstillmyname posted 09-20-2014 11:26 PM 3012 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, As a necessity I had to put together this eyesore frame clamp in a hurry.
Will be using it to finish up large drawer fronts. Nothing fancy here will use a ratchet clamp to pull it together. I hope it works out but just in case this turns out to be a useless jig, I have a nail gun handy. I didn’t want to spend too much time and better materials just what I had around the shop. It looks like it should accommodate 60-inch frame. I like the idea of being able to hang it out of the way.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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#1 posted 09-21-2014 06:06 AM

Necessity is the Mother of invention, right? If they work, it doesn’t matter if you think it is an eyesore. I did the same, next week, I found a “real” one @ w garage sail for a buck, Aluminum even. I only use the one I built, while the other hangs alone.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#2 posted 09-21-2014 12:04 PM

Interesting idea. I might just use it.

-- jroot

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#3 posted 09-21-2014 02:51 PM

It may be put to the test this week if I have the time to work on drawer fronts . But first, I’d have to change the middle section and reduce the size for narrower frames. At this point I’m not convinced of these jigs performing as expected.whenever I see a video of one on tube, it is always with completed small frame and not actual glue up :-) we shall see.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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#4 posted 09-21-2014 06:50 PM

Looks good. Let us know how it works out.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott in Texas

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#5 posted 09-22-2014 01:17 PM

Nice! Looks just like mine :)

-- Lazy River Studio - Wooden Signs & Rustic Furniture by Scott -

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#6 posted 09-23-2014 08:45 PM

well I tested it sort of dry run no glue and couldn’t get it to work. so much for this.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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#7 posted 09-24-2014 04:32 PM

I have one of these that I think I’ll post here some time soon. The trick for me was to cut the Vs so the inside faces were slightly convex, not a straight V, and just a little acute. It gave nice grip, and with just a little bit of adjusting the the fit of each miter by hand, they fit together spectacularly. If that’s your problem,, maybe you could try changing just those little blocks.

-- --Shafe

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#8 posted 09-24-2014 05:01 PM

THX. The inside of the blocks are perfect 90 degree so I’m not sure why that will not work but that is the most time consuming part of this jig .the time it takes to sit this up is not acceptable to me . here in Houston with all the heat and humidity and freaking mosquitoes to top things off , gluing things becomes very unpredictable and every second counts.
So i will not have time to go back and forth adjusting even if i replace the blocks. I think my old fashion corner clamps and few 23 gauge brads will be my only option. just glad i didn’t use expensive wood :-)

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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