Diy Wood Clamp

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About: I'm a fabricator, Maker, Modder and music lover.

I've needed a clamp that will not scratch the piece I am working on. I have tried putting a rag in a vise and holding it like that but I thing a softer material is best for the job. Let's make a wood clamp.

Step 1: Tools and Materials

Let's gather the following things.

For our materials We will need
two 9" pieces of wood
Two cross nuts
Two bolts


Tools:
Jig saw
Square
Pencil
Tape measure u

Step 2: Layout

Measure 1 inch on the piece of wood and make a mark.now on the top side measure 2 inches and make a line. From the opposite end measure 2 inches and 5 inches.transfer the lines to another face and find the center.

Step 3: Let's Get Drilling and Cutting

Now we need to drill and saw. Sounds simple but be careful.

Step 4: Final Touches

With the holes been drilled out now insert the nuts and bolts. And we are done start clamping stuff together.

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    vincent7520

    2 years ago

    Where are the handles ???

    How both jaw are linked ???

    (It seems that the job is not finished as the rod of each jaw is not linked to the opposite)

    I am sorry but I feel this Inst' is incomplete

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    randyjabel

    2 years ago

    I personally find that it would not be worth the effort, when you can buy these from Harbor Freight for $8.99 for the 10"clamp, or $10.99 for the 12" clamp.

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    else24

    2 years ago

    Could you explain how the mechanism works? A standard screw clamp uses four cross nuts and two threaded rods that have opposing threads on each side. How does this one clamp?

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    Crob Inson

    2 years ago

    thanks for this simple idea, I too, would really like to see a photo of the open clamp,if you have time please.

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    mickryobe

    2 years ago

    Could you please show a photo of the vice assembled but open.

    How long are the bolts?

    I am missing something in this instruction.

    Thank you,

    Mickey

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    BeachsideHank

    2 years ago

    Dowel (barrell) nuts can sometimes be had from discarded furniture found roadside, usually like in about 5mm threads.