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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.

Feedback is always welcome

Klaus

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Great idea. I can see some in my future.

-Madts.
 

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Very Clever way you tighten it!!

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

COOL!

Thank you!
 

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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.
 

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Another nice jig for our shops.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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

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That definitely does it.
 

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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?
 

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

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

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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.

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

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

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Another innovation. Very cool. As I hope to do a lot of boxes in the future, this is going straight to the Add to Favorites.
 

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Super good Klaus. I believe I'll be makin a few o these in the future. Thnx for the video on the build
 

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Very informative video and love the design. Wish your buddy that made the SketchUp drawings would have put them into one folder so we could copy and past them easier but they are well worth the work as they are one by one. Anyhow, I make a lot of boxes so I'm going to make a couple of these at different heights. You are always making something amazing and with high quality, wish I could spend some time in your shop sweeping sawdust and stealing ideas….The school is sure to appreciate your help and I thank you on their behalf….
 

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Good work, Klaus. Nice of you to donate them to school. They are indebted to folks like you!!

Cheers, Jim
 
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