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Offline Aestus57

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An afternoon in the shop.
« on: August 20, 2011, 02:27:04 PM »
Hi All,

In between steam engine jobs at the moment so thought I'd make something usefull, a pair of Engineers Clamps. Didn't quite get the pair finished before SWMBO called me in for tea!!

Still trying to master some basic techniques, and as you may be able to see in the photo, my knurling skills definately need improving, four thumb screws turned and everyone different!!  :bang:



Hope this photo loads up, can't see it on the preview!
Think I'm suffering De Ja Vu and Amnesia at the same time, I'm sure I've forgotten this before!

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Re: An afternoon in the shop.
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2011, 02:41:12 PM »
Aestus57,

Well they look pretty good to me,  :thumbup:

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Re: An afternoon in the shop.
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2011, 03:16:57 PM »
Looking very good, maybe I should do the same...  :D
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Re: An afternoon in the shop.
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2011, 07:35:07 AM »
Nothing wrong with them being all different as long as the clamp works.  :thumbup:

All in the process of learning. Wha fun would it be if we all got things right the first time.  :coffee:

Nice looking by the way.  :thumbup:

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Re: An afternoon in the shop.
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2011, 08:11:32 AM »
Quality kit!  :clap: :clap:

With 4 differing samples of your knurling expertise......  :thumbup:

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Re: An afternoon in the shop.
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2011, 12:16:42 PM »
Very nice.  Knurling always seems to make a project complete.
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Re: An afternoon in the shop.
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2011, 12:46:44 PM »
Nicely done.  Much better than purchased.

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Re: An afternoon in the shop.
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2011, 05:41:19 PM »
well dun

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Re: An afternoon in the shop.
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2011, 07:09:23 AM »
Looks great to me too.

Don't forget to make some sort of locking between the front screw on the upper clamp arm, so the arm will raise went you unscrew the front screw.


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Re: An afternoon in the shop.
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2011, 04:39:00 PM »
They look good to me. I think I'll put a pair of them on my project list.

Question though, are they not supposed to have RH/LH threads on each rod? I have a pair of Jorgensen wood clamp, and they operate more like a turnbuckle. I guess as long as they work.

Paul

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Re: An afternoon in the shop.
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2011, 04:57:43 PM »
They look good to me. I think I'll put a pair of them on my project list.

Question though, are they not supposed to have RH/LH threads on each rod? I have a pair of Jorgensen wood clamp, and they operate more like a turnbuckle. I guess as long as they work.

Paul

Mine have RH threads, Paul. With the knurled ends of the thumbscrews on opposite sides, as in Aestus's pic, if you hold one with one hand and use your other paw to hold the other thumbscrew and then rotate it as you would a crank-handle (so the jaws go round and round between your hands), the jaws stay parallel as they open or close. With LH and RH threads, the thumbscrews would need to be wound in and out individually

Being an amateur, it took me ages to work out how to do that....

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