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Project by reggle posted 03-13-2013 11:16 PM 7731 views 36 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i started building my new workbench the other weak. And i needed some long clamps the join the top together the problem with that is am to cheap to buy any. So i thought i would have ago at making them only built one at the moment.probably build more though out the weak

the pressure is applied by a wooden wedge being tapped between the clamp and the workpiece. the dowl allows the adjustable clamp head to pivot as you tap in the wedge.I used a piece of string to attach the wedge to the clamp head so i wouldn’t lose it.I will end up buying some more clamps but these will work for now.

-- reggle/england/Nothing like a good piece of hickory

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#1 posted 03-13-2013 11:59 PM

Great work. I need some of that too. I saw the model and tourn the idee of do that. Talk me how result.
Really very practice!

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#2 posted 03-14-2013 12:10 AM

Great clamp. You gotta love low tech.
If you are into wedges as clamps and you’re building a new bench, have a look at this.

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

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#3 posted 03-14-2013 12:13 AM

Nice clamp. They apply plenty of sufficient pressure for glue-ups. I’m sure it’ll work just fine, I did this too, but ended up buying clamps as time went on. I was always concerned about gluing the clamp to the work.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#4 posted 03-14-2013 04:49 AM

I’ve never seen one of these before. A great learn.

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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#5 posted 03-14-2013 11:16 AM

I love simple projects like this. Not only does it match my skill level it’s inexpensive as well. I’ll have to make some. Thanks for posting. Favorited.

-- Doug

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#6 posted 03-14-2013 12:45 PM

slick. learn something new everyday!

-- "Some get spiritual 'cause they see the light, and some 'cause they feel the heat." --Ray Wiley Hubbard

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#7 posted 03-14-2013 02:46 PM

I’ve got to file this away under ‘awesome ideas’ for some future project. Thanks!

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#8 posted 03-14-2013 02:49 PM

Nicely done. I have seen people use wedges in many different ways. Sometimes a regular clamp may not fit the application. If you make this type of wedge clamp out of hard wood it will last a very long time.

-- Julian

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#9 posted 03-14-2013 10:01 PM

thanks for sharing :-)


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#10 posted 03-15-2013 08:01 PM

it´s a great design, tks for posting

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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#11 posted 03-27-2013 11:26 PM

Good thinking process. I may have to try this.

-- Terry,Tennessee

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#12 posted 05-22-2017 09:34 PM

I’m new to LJ … Thanks very much for posting … I’m building my bench now & really appreciate your info – I’ve made a 15” & a 30”, & started a couple of 4ft clamps. Very easy to build, so useful!!

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