My first LJ Swap. I made these pinch sticks with Purpleheart and Aluminum sticks and brass/Ebony and brass/Pink Ivory keepers. Here is a link to my blog on the build. http://lumberjocks.com/Bluenote38/blog/127881
I cut these pinch sticks out a few week ago and have been using spring hand clamps. I decided yesterday I
needed a better way to clamp the sticks. So I looked through my aluminum scraps and found 2 identical
pieces of aluminum about the right size with a 1/4" hole in the center and 4 threaded...
In the begining
In the beginning chaos reigned.
Yep, that about sums up my "shop". Or to quote my wife: "What a mess"! Easily 50% of my time is spent searching for a tool or hardware I know I have and dancing around everything trying not to knock over wood piles or tools.
I had a decent...
Making Pinch Sticks
I needed a new size of Pinch Sticks for an upcoming project, so I filmed how they were made. Pinch sticks are an easy to use and reliable tool for assuring that your assemblies are square during glue-up.