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    Wooden Clamp

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    I want to show you how to make a cheap and effective wooden clamp. I have used wood chips and other materials that I already had in my workshop. As at first sight it may seem weak, this clamp has plenty of clamping pressure. It has a Norwegian style, as these type of clamping tool was traditionally used for Norwegian boat construction

    I would also apologise for my English as a non-native English speaker some terms are very difficult for me.

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    I start cutting the pieces that I previously drew by hand and later I glue it on the wood. For cutting I use a fret sawl and for the rounded zone I use a hole saw.

    I use a rasp half round and a block plane to flatten the irregular surfaces and for the final touch a sanding paper grit 250.

    Here is the drawing of the figure.

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    For the join of the both pieces I use a hinge the most similar to the thickness of the wood and before screwing I drill the holes with a hand drill that afterwards I tightly screw.

    As the hinge I used is wider I polish the sides to adjust it to the maximum.

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    I use other type of wood for making a color-contrasting for the clamping system.

    With the same hole saw I used previously I make a circle and after I use a homemade but very effective technique to polish it: it is about using a plane wood as a lathe with the help of a drill as you can see in the photos.

    Then we drill the wood in order to insert the wooden stick that we will use to tight the clamp. For this I use a bit drill of the same size of the wooden stick and finally we cover with another little stick the hole that remains in the center of the circle.

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    For making the clamp return to the open position I settle one spring making 2 holes where this is accommodate without the need of any supporting system.

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    Now we have to mark the points for the 2 aluminum tubes and we drill it with a bit drill of the same size (6mm) and then we introduce them in the holes. Afterward, we cut 2 metal sheets (8x1x0,2cm) and we drill one hole in each end with the same size of the tube diameter (6mm).

    I use a steal rasp file and sanding paper for a better shape and softness of the metal sheets.

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    I screw a piece of leather on the curve area for making strong friction against the wood as braking mode.

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    After a coat of oil onto all the pieces we start with the final assembling!

    For this the images almost speak for themselves!

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    Thanks Mikhandmaker! We've added your Wooden Clamp to our Clamps category,
    as well as to your builder page: Mikhandmaker's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    Quote Originally Posted by DIYer View Post
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    Thanks Mikhandmaker! We've added your Wooden Clamp to our Clamps category,
    as well as to your builder page: Mikhandmaker's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:

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    Thanks DIYer!
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    Interesting. Note the similarities between this clamp and Mikhandmaker's Multi-Angle Magnetic Hand Saw Guide, which was both a Homemade Tool of the Week and Best Documented Build winner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Interesting. Note the similarities between this clamp and Mikhandmaker's Multi-Angle Magnetic Hand Saw Guide, which was both a Homemade Tool of the Week and Best Documented Build winner.

    Hi Jon, yes it's similar to my previous project "Multi-angle magnetic hand saw guide" concerning that both are homemade tools, as these type of works are very comforting to me, I love to work with hand tools and I really enjoy it. I hope you like it!

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    Great clamp. Thanks for the drawing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daleconway View Post
    Great clamp. Thanks for the drawing.
    Thanks for the comment!

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    where can I get the plan for this clamp

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    Hi johann, You can get Mikhandmaker's excellent clamp info on the Instructables website under Homemade wooden clamp.

    Homemade Wooden Clamp: 8 Steps (with Pictures)

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    Quote Originally Posted by johann View Post
    where can I get the plan for this clamp
    Here you have the link:

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    I recommend you that you leave some margin when you cut it


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