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I want to give special thanks to Kiefer for his original design
and to Woodshaver for his remake and bringing it to my attention.

All materials used, I already had laying around the shop and property no out of pocket expense.

I ran out of 5/8" washers so I improvised by making the remaining washers out of wood stock. I didn't see a need in making the clamping spades for tightening the straps via squeeze clamp as I just used the ratchet.

I optioned for PVC as did Tony (Woodshaver) instead of copper Pipe shown in Klaus's (Kiefer) original design. I also took it one step further by making another set of 2" x 4" as some of my boxes can reach up to between 6 and 9".

I used solid glue up scrap cutout blocks of Alder that I had laying around for my 2" high design, I cut the channels out on my bandsaw and laid in painters tape to give the straps a smooth surface to slid on from the bandsaw blade marks, I then drilled 3/16" holes at both ends of the corners and placed 3/16" brass dowel rods to keep the straps from binding on the corners. Still I have to give credit to Klaus as I wouldn't have come up with my remake without his sharing.

The caddie was something I put together real quick, it's made out of western cedar.

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I really like that setup. It's definitely something to I'll consider copying if you don't mind.
 

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Burlybob, copy away, if you have any questions on my remake, I'll be glad to help.
 

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Thanks for the mention Randy! And again a big thanks to Klaus for this great idea!

I was thinking of using the ratchet also but I was curious to see how the squeeze clamp would work. I guess either way would work ok. My strap was only 1" wide and Klaus had a 1 1/2" strap in his designe so I found some strapping on eBay and changed out for this one LINK
I like your lower 2" high design also for smaller boxes! Good idea Randy and nice work on this project!
 

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it is a great design… well done
 

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Well done Randy !
Thanks for the mention I appreciate it !
The clamp I designed for this jig does work more smoothly then the strap I found and I think the reason is that with the strap you are pulling in one direction where as the my clamp pulls from both directions .
You could also add a third clamping element and steel dowels like a used on a previous version and be able to clamp taller boxes .
That low clamp could also be good for clamping picture frames .

Klaus
 

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You're welcome Tony and Thanks

Thanks Charles and Steliart

You're welcome Klaus and thanks, OH and that does make sense, I'll reconsider in making the clamps.
 

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Damn guys I got to stop my day job so I can catch up! LOL! Nice innovation on the original innovations.
 

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Thanks Tom just call in sick :)
 

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LOL! When I call in sick I don't get sick pay! Problems in working for ourselves?
 

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You need to be innovative. LOL
 

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That's true. Just not making fine woodworking projects. Not even the jigs for them. LOL! Built my lawn tractor/wood shed and finished up doors I made from scratch as the ones I'd saved were too big and the rails and styles too narrow.

Just did two psych reports which were requested by clients. Took some time for testing and then making sense in the diagnosis of what I found. Use to find it stimulating , now I'm doing it because I was asked. I also have too many things falling apart including me. LOL!
 

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Great idea. Thanks for sharing. You can never have enough clamps :)
 

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Lookin like another adaption of another from another to another for another and one o these days, I think I'll do another too… hahaha ..... Good stuff, Randy, Tony, & the originator, Klaus.
 

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I'm at my sons place in NC visiting right now…501 miles from our place. I showed my son Alan the "Klaus Box Clamps" That we all made and now my son and I are constructed a set for him! He really like them and sends his thanks to you all!

Roger,
Thanks for the "Good Stuff" mention! :)
 

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Thanks Woodify.

Roger I can't wait to see your innovation of an innovation of our innovation's.

Great to hear Tony looking forward to seeing them and your clamp caddie looks a whole lot better than mine. LOL I had some old weathered western red cedar laying outside that I used.
 

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Good look, Randy. I like the concept and hope to get around to building a set of these
 

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Wow, another set of Klaus Clamps. Nice going, Randy. I may have to make some. too.

cheers, Jim
 
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