I love my clamps! But these old wooden beam clamps are extremely hard to find. So it was time to make my own.
These were from a hardware kit I got from Wild Man Tech and he has a video out on how to make your own here. https://youtu.be/ZC49owEFePc
The beams and handles were made from Oak, and the pads on the jaws were made from pine.
Oak for beam = cut to whatever length clamp you desire. (strait clean grain if possible)
Oak oak for handle = 1 ¼” X 1 ¼” X 4 ½” “can be laminated”
Soft pine for Jaw pads = two pads needed 1 ½” X 1 ¼” X ¾”
#4 ¾” brass flat head screws = 4 per clamp : http://amzn.to/2gm1r7Z
#7 1 ¼” Brass Flat head screw = one per clamp : http://amzn.to/2gm1r7Z
Boiled Linseed Oil: http://amzn.to/2gm1r7Z
Past wax finish: http://amzn.to/2gm1r7Z
5 minute epoxy: http://amzn.to/2gm1r7Z
Hand plane: http://amzn.to/2gm1r7Z
Hand saw: http://amzn.to/2hiE8ON
Drill bit set: http://amzn.to/2hiE8ON
Brace or drill: http://amzn.to/2hiE8ON
¼” Chisel: http://amzn.to/2hiE8ON
File set: http://amzn.to/2hiE8ON
First, print off a pattern of an octagon that is sized to your desired width. For me that is 1 ¼” but others like larger and smaller. Trace the pattern on both ends of the handle stock so that it is aligned with two sides. This way those sides do not need to be planned to dimension.