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Project by kiefer posted 03-02-2017 09:07 PM 6362 views 57 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our Friend TYVEKBOY was very kind to make the Sketch Up drawing above and I thank him very much and appreciate his time and effort .

Here is a new box clamp I made for a school that needs some help in the shop so this is my first gift for them .
I made a video of the build and you are welcome to take a look at the construction details include in the video.
And a thumbs up would be appreciated.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjADbCEZhvA

Feedback is always welcome

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos





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madts

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#1 posted 03-02-2017 09:16 PM

Great idea. I can see some in my future.

—Madts.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 03-02-2017 09:58 PM

Very Clever way you tighten it!!

... saves a lot of messing around from using the Normal band clamp!

COOL!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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doubleDD

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#3 posted 03-02-2017 09:58 PM

Good man Klaus to donate time and gifts for the school. They will only gain from your experience.
I love your corners to square up the box. I will start on these tomorrow. The small piece of pipe will make it easier to slide around. I use a HF ratchet strap and that will compliment it nicely. Thanks for the idea and keep them coming. I do have a box in the near future to try it on, only I need a CNC machine to carve in a name. We’ll see how that goes.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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tyvekboy

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#4 posted 03-02-2017 10:12 PM

Another nice jig for our shops.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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ZAGREB

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#5 posted 03-02-2017 11:14 PM

great idea Klaus

-- bambi

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shipwright

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#6 posted 03-03-2017 01:09 AM

I made one of these when you posted your first one. I’m still using it and it works just fine.
God an you for donating it.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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DocSavage45

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#7 posted 03-03-2017 01:59 AM

Your setting the bar pretty high there Klaus! Nice video and excellent jig. It’s time to use these tools in making my next boxes.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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drewpy

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#8 posted 03-03-2017 03:32 AM

Nice build and nice donation, Klaus. Thanks for sharing the information.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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Woodknack

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#9 posted 03-03-2017 03:40 AM

That definitely does it.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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Boxguy

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#10 posted 03-03-2017 05:37 AM

Klaus, this is a great idea. I like the design. Your jig should work flawlessly. You have invented a simple way to apply pressure and make adjustments. I can see that this would insure that the box is perfectly square. The space around the corner would let you avoid getting in a mess with squeeze out.

I enjoyed your video. It is direct and to the point. Nice work all around.

I have had good luck with a strap hinge made this way. My method works very well, but only if you have accurate 45s on the corners. Your clamp jig would correct sloppy 45s. I especially like the idea of using the copper tubing as a spacer around the dowel. It also would let the strap slide easily to even the tension. That is a really nice touch. Keep boxing and keep posting.

Do you think your clamp could be modified to work on an 22.5 degree angled corner like on a serving tray?

-- Big Al in IN

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Andre

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#11 posted 03-03-2017 05:59 AM

Good thing I like doing things the hard way or else I’d have to make one of dem thing a ma jigs!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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jeffswildwood

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#12 posted 03-03-2017 12:22 PM

I too see a set or two of these in my future. I can really see how handy these would be. Great idea!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 03-03-2017 01:03 PM

Wow! Klaus, now this is what I call cookin’ with gas ; this is so creative and I can imagine that this can be used in a variety of different ways and for various projects other than boxes. This is a most interesting post. Very nice work and very practical. Thanks

You know, Klaus, this makes me wish I still had my machine shop at the plant. I would love to have one of these rigs made out of aluminum, steel pins, and bushings, etc. I enjoyed the video very much. You are very creative and resourceful. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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TechTeacher04

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#14 posted 03-03-2017 04:15 PM

Another great tip. I will share the pictures of my attempt of your bend wood votive holder soon.

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Don Johnson

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#15 posted 03-03-2017 05:11 PM

These appear to solve many of the problems involved with box glue-ups. Great design!

-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk

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