Author Topic: Toolmaker's clamps  (Read 5645 times)

Offline Mike K

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Toolmaker's clamps
« on: August 30, 2009, 06:04:37 PM »
This is my third project with the X2 mill.  I could probably buy clamps, but making stuff is so much fun...plus the learning experience.  I also got to use the angle blocks I made earllier.

I milled the angles on the small clamps, and even that was painstaking.  Yes, Santa, I NEED a bigger mill.  So I knew I had to lop off the wedges on the bandsaw.  I was very surprised...The setup worked so well that I only needed a 5-10 thou finish pass.  Too bad I don't know anyone who needs clamps, as I hated to take the setup down.


I didn't take any pics of drilling the holes, as that's pretty boring.

This is what I have right now:


And there it stands until I make a knurler for the handles.  That's the kitchen counter and I'm single, so it might just stay right there for a while. :)

Mike




Offline chuck foster

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Re: Toolmaker's clamps
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2009, 08:14:12 PM »
looking good mike  :thumbup:............those clamps will come in very handy.
i have some i made in high school and i use them almost every day.

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Re: Toolmaker's clamps
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2009, 10:56:03 PM »
Very nicely made Mike.

I am a great believer in making more than you need while you have everything set up.


BTW, you don't have to be single to be able to leave things on a counter top like that.

But you have to become deaf when the tongue lashings start, and have a good nose to search out where they eventually ended up.


Bogs

Offline Mike K

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Re: Toolmaker's clamps
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2009, 07:10:17 AM »
I made these as a starter project and haven't needed them yet, so hopefully they'll get used as I get into engines and other projects.

Bogs, I saw one guy - maybe it was another forum - he had his mini-mill setup right next to his bed.  And his wife let him!

Mike

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Re: Toolmaker's clamps
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2009, 07:35:20 AM »
Nice job on those Mike.

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Offline Brass_Machine

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Re: Toolmaker's clamps
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2009, 09:11:34 AM »
Nice job. Those look sharp.

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Re: Toolmaker's clamps
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2009, 02:41:34 PM »
That's the kitchen counter and I'm single, so it might just stay right there for a while. :)

Mike


I`ve not laughed so much in ages!  :lol:   :lol: :lol:

Good job on the clamps!  :clap: :clap: :thumbup:

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Re: Toolmaker's clamps
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2009, 04:13:11 PM »
Cheers Mike, useful and enjoyable thread  :thumbup:

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Offline Mike K

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Re: Toolmaker's clamps
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2009, 04:48:05 PM »
Thanks, guys.  Hopefully before long I can add to the Bling Quotient.

Mike