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Thanks! The construction adhesive I used was a good quality one which states that it works on steel. The adhesive won't come away from the threaded rods so if it did fail it would be on the square tube, but I don't see that happening with the amount of adhesive used - you could always rough the bar up a little, that may help. If I were to make any more of these clamps I would weld the threaded rod to the bar like I did in my other clamps instructable - mainly because welding them would be instant but not everyone welds so this was an alternative.I love my workshop - it's still evolving though and changing all the time.
If I were to make any more of these I would epoxy the half locking nut to the base as I already did then reinforce it with hot glue and then I would use plywood for the the plate which I would epoxy in place making sure to epoxy the ply to the face of the nut. I think this would be the easiest quickest way - so the epoxy is doing its job gluing the bottom and the face of the nut (even though the force of the clamping pressure is pushing the nut into the base and plate anyway) and the hot glue would give it some stability.
Easier Homemade Bar ClampsView Instructable »
The Impossible Wooden Knot
Nice job, I'll have to give these a go! Thanks.
Wood Ring - Quick & Easy (With limited tools! NO drill press, lathe, bandsaw, or router needed)
That came out really nice!
Wow, thank you!
It's a pretty crude measuring stop but it works, thanks!
Thank you and sorry for not providing plans - I will try to do so soon.The design was totally mine - I've seen a threaded bar and half a nut used for indexing on different jigs but not in this way.
Our version of Home Depot or Lowes (Bunnings) sells steel for more than twice as much as a steel merchant.
Turned out really nice!
Making A Pen Out Of Paper
I haven't but they haven't had that much use yet. I made a prototype and I used 5mm flat bar for that piece, I didn't have enough in stock to make all 8 clamps so I used 3mm which I did have. I think using 5mm, there would be no problem at all. There isn't that much leverage being applied to the joint where the main bar meets the end flat bar as the clamp screw (where the pressure is being applied) is quite close to the joint. I hope this makes sense. I would use 5mm and if mine do start bending I'll have to beef them up.
Thank you! I'm very pleased with how they work.
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Pallet Wood Workbenches
Concrete and Cedar Plank Table
Very nice indeed. Its something that's been floating in the back of my mind for a while. You nailed it!
Awesome work and dedication! That is a beauty! I recently started following you on Instagram but didn't realise you had a Youtube channel. I'll check it out.I just posted my first instructable too.
Homemade Bar ClampsView Instructable »
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