Cheap and Easy Miter Clamps

Introduction: Cheap and Easy Miter Clamps

About: I'm a mom of 4 and I love to craft! Anything and Everything interests me and i love to create in the process of learning.

Woodworking is one of my hobbies....and it's kind of expensive (i'm sure you would agree) ..So i'm always on a budget...
I make my own canvas frames...so obviously i need miter clamps ...and lots of it...here is what i came up with.
Btw...i'v entered this in the woodworking contest...so if you like it and find it useful please rate it and vote for me
thanks.

Step 1: Things You Need

Square dowels...scraps will do
scrap 1/8" mdf ...square...rectangle...doesn't matter
plastic sheet...this too could be scrap...you get it from toy boxes or gift boxes
wood glue
a square ruler.

Step 2: Assenbly

get your scrap mdf and cut it into 2" squares...you needn't be perfect...as you can see my samples :-)
place your square on the mdf and glue 2 square dowels on either side...as in the picture...don't go to the top as you need to leave space for the glue to squeeze out.
now once dry just stapler the  dowels or nail them...just to reenforce. place plastic squares in the center so that your work piece will not get stuck to the mdf.
Now  sand the top corners so it's slightly rounded.
your miter clamps are done...
now you just need to get an old t-shirt ...start cutting from the bottom at an angle so you can cut along strip going right round the t-shirt.
Attach it to a string lock and then you have your band clamp!

Isn't that like the easiest and cheapest Band miter clamps???

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    6 Discussions

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    WoodDemon
    WoodDemon

    7 years ago on Step 2

    Good Idea, I had some spruce coasters I was making but had not finished so I've used them for the bases. I'll post a photo when I've finished them.

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    shazni
    shazni

    Reply 7 years ago on Step 2

    Thanks! that would be nice :-)

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    kentdvm
    kentdvm

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Nicely done! Such a simple solution. Currently working on a shadow box and was trying to make something similar but was stumped. Making some of these corners right away! Thanks for posting.

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    shazni
    shazni

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks...glad to help :-)...did you rate?

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    shazni
    shazni

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks :-) please don't forget to rate...and if you like vote for me in the woodworking challenge :-D