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  1. Morning trip, before it gets too hot and sticky (stinky?) outside....spent $10, and a 10 minute drive each way. Feeding Frenzy when we got there...LONG gravel lane back to the place. One shed had fishing supplies, house had antiques. In front of the house was the usual clothes, shoes, and hats. Mainly Hunting and fishing gear. There was a line-up out in the yard, of snowblowers, mowers, and other wheeled objects ....then there was a table and a second shed..... Tub on the table. Another full of wrenches, and full of pliers, another full of screwdrivers....as for the shed.. Mainly a LOT of power tools. Lots of Mechanic's stuff...but, there was 6 items I cleared off.. 6" (3) 12"(1) and a pair of 18" clamps Not too bad of a morning?
  2. I don't know if anyone is interested in this, but my not-so-favorite TV woodworker has been crowing about these clamps for the last couple of years. So while looking for EZ outs in Lowes this morning, I saw these clamps on clearance for $7.50, versus the regular price of $30. They are welding clamps, so the pads are slightly smaller than the woodworking ones, and the handles aren't padded....I don't see either stopping anyone from using these on wood. Anyway, if you want some, this may be as cheap as they get. They open to 5", and have a throat of 6"; and yes, they are made in China. Anyway, just thought I'd share.
  3. cartmMade this a few weeks ago at work to help the guys organize at work. As you can see it's become a maintenance issue.
  4. The only ones of these I have are the F-clamps. I've been happy with them. I originally got a few as "leave-behinds" but find they work well. Had one where the handle slipped and they replaced it, no questions asked. I noted his comment about "the demise of American-made clamps" https://www.popularwoodworking.com/woodworking-blogs/harbor-freight-clamps-one-year-later
  5. It has been some time back when I was out picking that I ran across this wooden clamps. They were not all found at the same place but all came out of old woodworking shops. They just looked to cool to leave and it nothing else will make nice wall art in the shop. I havne found any real markings or names on any of them so I know no real history to them. These are about 50" long and in full working order. The loose end will just slide up and down the wooden bar but lock in when pressure is applied. The adjustment end is all free and will screw in and out. I then ran across this neat wooden bar clamp. The adjustment handle is on the end and the hardware mounted inside. It has been cracked so you can see the workings. There are notches in the bottom and as you move the loose end it will lock into the notches so you can tighten the clamp. It has a spring spring clip to hold it tight against the bar. The other piece is a homemade bench vise I believe. The gear on the end is wired on so they could use the inside threads for the adjustments. The outer gear has no other function. You could mount this under a table and with stop dogs tighten a piece down. It has a bar that moves in and out as you tighten. I guess you could put a piece in that part and used it but you would be limited to the size you could hold. Anyway they were just nice old pieces that needed to be saved and not put into the burn pile. So I'll just display them in the shop with a few other tools that have called my name. Hopefully I'll be bak out Patriot Picking again real soon. Till Then.... Happy Patriot Picking
  6. He has I believe two of the Delta or jet sanders. He needs clamps I wonder how many kreg automaxx clamps it would take to trade....hummmmm... I want one of those sanders...
  7. Still with the camera issues today. Waiting on a call back about a second Opinion on this knee. Plywood was rough cut to size. leaving quite a bit extra.. Took a few more cuts to get just the right fit. Even used a block plane to straighten out the saw cuts.....started grabbing clamps and a mallet. Found a couple spots needing trimmed up. Got more clamps down. 6 clamps, so far, and haven't glue things up, yet Had one square inside, to check a corner, or three.. Seemed to be square. Have most of the gaposis fixed. Decided to load the box up, to see how things would fit.. And to figure out where to put a few dividers. The thumbscrew may be a problem. The 12" bevel gauge, may be too long? Close ups? But, at least there might be room IF I find anymore of these? I'll work on this part, and then maybe a lid? Something like this lid? This little box? Is now serving at the Auburn Ave. Baptist Church......Pastor hides his stash of candy in it.....has a place of Honour in his office. I might have enough leftovers to build a lid like this....
  8. Stumble down to the shop this morning. Raised panel needed fine tuned, before any glue was used. Spokeshave, and a couple other planes to reduce any "fat spots" along the beveled edges. Sandpaper on a block of wood to refine some spots.....finally thought I could spread some Elmer's, and dig out some clamps.. Square and a tape measure showed things weren't quite squared up, so that diagonal clamp to pull it back to square. Better view? That is the spokeshave I used. let this forest of clamps sit a awhile....... Ok, stumbled back down, and checked on the glued up lid. Started removing the clamps....slowly, listening for any weird sounds...Other than dropping one of the clamps...NADA, sooo.. Sat the glued up lid on top of the box, noting where the front and back sides were to go. Will add a filler to un-do that bowed in side. AFTER this has cured for awhile. More views? A few holes to fill in, about the way things go in my shop. Thinking of adding a "bead" just below and above the opening. Bead? Something like these two? Stanley #45 can make these thing fairly quickly. Just have to set the plane up to mill the beads. Now, I think I'll just go and sit down for a while.....and let the Elmer's cure out...
  9. If anybody is looking for clamps check our Harbor Freight. I got the 6" clamps for $2.99, the 18" for $4.99 and the 12" wooden one for $10. I thought that was a pretty good deal.
  10. A few days ago, a pkg arrived via UPS. It was a box from Amazon. Knowing I hadn't ordered anything, it was a mystery box. Upon opening it, I was delighted. A good PW buddy, who shall remain anonymous, sent these. THANK YOU! Mr. Anonymous.
  11. Had to repair a "rustic" picture, but it's hard to get a clamp that far in! Could I enter these in the "Whatzit" contest? John
  12. Question to all. Has anyone closely compared the aluminum bar clamps sold thru Woodcraft to those sold at HF? I'm not a big HF fan, but I'll be darned if I can see any difference in these clamps. For a 36" one, HF is $11.99 while WC is $16.40. Appreciate any insight someone may have. Thanks so much and apologies if this has been covered already.
  13. Looking to buy some universal fence clamps. They look pretty much the same. Looking for brand recommendations. Thank You.
  14. Bailing wire was once was considered the best known method responsible for the making the American west. Today that has changed by the advent of Duct tape, Super glue, Velcro, as wood crafters Hi tech screws & biscuts. But below I have a helper to act as a second pair of hands for the guy that works by himself in a wood shop, that makes boxes into anything. These supports are similar to those my Grandfather had. The dimensions for each bracket are 3" wide 7" long and 7" tall and made from 1/2 Baltic Birch ply wood as my preferred material for shop jigs & fixtures, for the most part. A base accepts two supports, and is the same width and twice the length (1/2" x3" x 14"). You can go longer but for storage sake I saw no reason because you have so much adjustment. You can leave a tail if you want to clamp the fixture to you work table. My work tables are replaceable so I screw a lot of my fixtures directly to the table. When I get real anal retentive I use a spoil board to attach the fixtures. The base has 4 holes in it. Two of which hold in my case 1/4" " Tee nuts which the first bore in sequence is a counter bore so the t nut will be more than flush with the bottom. In this scenario the counter bore is 3/4' diameter and 3/32" deep centered 2" in from the end. A second pair of "T" nuts can be added down the line but I never found that necessary. The "T" nut holes center treadled shaft required a 5/16" bore to be bored in the center of the "t" nut counter bore. I used a fence and a stop for the counter bore in the same setting for both. I then placed the stop in 1" with the 5/16 bit to bore holes on each end to hang the finished fixtures for storage. Because I am the way that I am a slight counter sink bit cleaned the holes with a slight chamfer. The photo below shows the bases top & bottom. On the supports box joints were used in the 90 degree corner and a 1/4" dado runs parallel the length 1/4" deep and 1/2" in from the edges to accept 1/4" birch plywood corner bracing to maintain a 90 degree angle. A single 1/4 slot is created centered and about 1†from each end it is stopped. This is done on half the support arms to facilitate the adjustment knob & bolt for adjusting the supports in & out. It is a easy task on a router table with stop blocks. A ¼ hole was bored in the path prior as a starter hole. Once the material is finish milled a dry fit is to routing is made. Make double sure in the dry fit process all your joinery is consistent and accurate. The assembly would be matching the two support pieces aligning the dados. Glue is put in the corner joint and the dado. Place the 1/4 ply angle supports in the bottom dados inset about 1/8 from the edge where the corner comes together. Now draw the two support pieces to form the 90 degree angle with the upright of the corner to enter in its dado mate. Remember I said the lower one is only about 1/8 of an inch from the end of the support? That wont allow the support arm pieces to seat into their corner purposely. This is so when you clamp the corner into fit the plywood is firmly and completely seated in that dado. Working in your glue up time, make sure all is aligned and you have solid seated joints. Check the 90 degree angle with a square and make adjustments as needed. This is not the time find your milling is sloppy so make double sure in the dry fit process all your joinery is consistent and accurate. Once I find the support arm is square and all is in place I toe nail a pin front & back, top & bottom of both the angle bracket where it meets the dado penetrating the bracket and the support arm. After assembling the support arms turn your attention to installing the two nuts into the counter bored holes. This production used ¼ x 2 carriage bolts, washers & ¼ threaded mini knobs. The bolts are threaded through the top of the mini knob completely, and a washer is placed over the other end of the bolt and the bolt is inserted through the slot and threaded deep enough to sufficiently garb but not protrude beyond the base bottom side. Now you can use your preference of corner clamps to handle the task at hand. My final thing would storage of these awkward devices. Remember the other holes that I chamfered with a countersink bit, on the ends of the base? They hang like ducks in a row. By Brad Vickery copyright.
  15. I made some wedge clamps for the workbench that fit in the bench dog holes. Herb
  16. Each Christmas Bessey clamps has a 12 Days Of Christmas Give-a-way on Facebook. This year I was lucky enough to score one of the prizes! Thank You, Bessey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  17. I have used these ratchet clamps for ten years or so but first I had to cut off the hooks and cut the end of the roll off to where it is not lapped, thread that end in to the lever and sew it back and forth a few times and you got four ratchet clamps worth hundreds I got this sale book today in the mail. These worked great when I made these clocks. They worked good enough to close up the cracks where it looked the table saw was in tip top shape..Like even someone else made them!!!....Aw yea, it was Harbor Freight that should take the credit???? Even if you don't know how to sew they're still work it....
  18. Saw these being used in a YouTube video. Found some at Lowes. They're great for clamping temporary things like stop blocks, etc. Quicker than my 6" Jorgies. They hold well. And, much easier to use than spring clamps.
  19. Rockler has the Bessy K body Revo Jr's on sale this month. $179.99 for two each of the 18", 24", and 36" clamps. Are these clamps good clamps to purchase or are they to small and flexible? Is this a great price? Danl
  20. If you recall, I cut and sized some walnut strips for a rifle case. After setting on the bench a day, the strips developed bows. I wanted to save all my labor so, the pictures below, with verbiage added, detail my high tech solution. First a couple of de-bending chambers were required. One 10' section of sewer pipe, cut in half did the trick. Had to cement end caps on each. The work Mate came in handy, too. The formula for the de-bending solution and it's application is quite complicated so, pay close attention. First, fill both de-bending chambers with water. Then add wood. Finally add 3 capfuls of the De-Bending Fluid. Sometimes called Bending Fluid. Better known as Fabric Softener. Ideally, it should be in direct sun, too. Let the solution do it's thing for 24 hours or so. . While the wood is "cooking", prepare your clamping station. Here is mine, with all the clamps and cauls ready for action. After the solution has sufficiently permeated the wood, take it to the clamping station. Take your time. It's not critical that it get clamped immediately like steam bending. Mine were arranged for the most expeditious use of clamps, then covered with wax paper to prevent rust forming on the clamps. Wasn't worried about the wood. It gets ebonized, anyway. I'll let this set for 72 hours and then, test for dryness. It won't get unclamped until it's dry.
  21. When glueing, do you use anything to keep glue off the clamps? Can I use a spray, like Pam cooking spray or dry teflon spray? What about using a bar of soap? I don't want anything that will penetrate the wood. I've heard that some use wax paper, but I think that would be bothersome.
  22. I have between 300 & 400 clamps of all descriptions. I'm currently working on a shelving unit with six shelves. Because the span if 48", I added some front and back stiffeners to the shelf*. I discovered that I can only do two and a half shelves at a time because I ran our of 4 to 12" F-clamps. So I had to do an assembly line and pull from a shelf that had been sitting for 30 minutes to the one being worked up.(Yesterday). Today I'm fastening the shelves to the sides. One of the front clamps on each shelf, one on the back along one side only so I didn't get glue that I could not re-position.. Had just enough clamps that would clamp 48 3/4", but 8 of the 12 would not go another inch. So back to the pipe clamps, found six couplers and grabbed some clamps where I could remove the heads and connect two pipes together to make one longer clamp. Got six more this way, only two short, but I'll make do. You can have a lot of clamps, but you might not always have enough of the sizes you need at once. * Beam strength if proportional to the cube of the height. Doubling the width will double the load bearing capacity. Doubling the depth will increase it by a factor of eight.
  23. looks like the Pony/Jorgenson business has been bought by a Chinese firm. Heartbreaking...
  24. Not much on the yard sale trail, a little bit of rustiness. $1.30 for this mess...might clean up after a while.. Bought out half of the stack, no room for the other two...price per clamp? So far, I have $3.30 for tools this weekend....not that I'm cheap, or anything....just Frugal....
  25. Dadio

    Dovetail Clamps

    When I ordered the Gripper they also had some interesting C clamps to hold their dado gauge to the fence, so I ordered a couple too. I was plying around with tehem in the shop today and think they are going to be versitle little clamps. I ran a maple 1X2 through the router table and made a 20" long strip with a DT down the center of the strip. Then cut them into pieces for pads for the ends of the clamps. Also made a sacrificial fence for the TS , It can also be clamped to the bench for a straight edge. I can put a dovetail slot in each end of a piece for a straight edge guide to cut or rout across sheet goods. here are some pictures. Herb
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