LumberJocks Woodworking Forum banner
  • Please post in our Community Feedback thread for help with the new forum software! If you are having trouble logging in, please Contact Us for assistance.

Project Information

It ain't pretty but it works. I have always like homemade jigs, machines, tools etc.

As the title says, this is a proof of concept prototype.I know there are plans out there. But I have reasons not to use them. For example, I want a simple design and something where I can use different parts, widths, materials, etc.

If anybody is interested in developing some ideas along these lines, pm me. Nothing serious, just to kick around ideas, improvements. I made some notes and sketches and stuff (I am no engineer or artist).

About the clamp pictured. I built is in about 2 hours using scrap that was lying around. Mostly rustic cherry. It is very powerful and appears to stay parallel. I used a 5/16 threaded bolt, and that was the first thing to deflect. The clamp is maybe 18 inches long and the jaws have a capacity of about 5 1/2 inches.

Gallery

Comments

There are no comments to display.
Top