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Old 12-17-2005, 09:02 PM
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I drew this up this afternoon and then went out and made it. It is a half clamp made to solve the old hi lo problems. If you have never used a clamp like this before you won't know how you got along with out it. You can make it any size you want depending of what you work with. For heavier work I would make one using 7/8" threaded rod. The one I am using now is made out of a $200 clamp with 7/8" screw. Its hard to cut a clamp like that apart to make a half clamp. All you have to do is put a tack in the center front and thats all. I have lent mine out and people have welded it all the way around. One good tack is all you need. I think I am going to grind slots in the bottom of the shoe to help keep i from moving. If anyone sees any mistakes in the drawing let me know I made it in a hurry.
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Old 12-17-2005, 09:54 PM
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Good job and i'm really jealous of your drawings
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Old 12-17-2005, 10:43 PM
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Half-clamp, that is what becomes of c-clamps that get sprung out of shape, where I work. If you need a power house half-clamp then use turn-buckles that are built for tensioning large industrial motors & gear reducers.

digr is right just a tack weld in the front is all you need, if it does break then make it bigger.
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Nice job, Digr...here we call em welding dogs...usualy make them up on the spot, as needed....'course not near as fancy as yours, but they still do the job.....have a good one, Ron.E.
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Old 12-17-2005, 11:14 PM
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Great drawings with the finished clamp, why the drilling of the thread?
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Old 12-17-2005, 11:27 PM
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Great drawings with the finished clamp, why the drilling of the thread?
I drilled and tapped the threaded rod to attach the swivel if that is what you mean
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Old 12-17-2005, 11:52 PM
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My "why" is why do you call them High Low? Or what do they have to do with HiLo?
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Old 12-17-2005, 11:57 PM
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My "why" is why do you call them High Low? Or what do they have to do with HiLo?
oops one piece is hi the other is lo so if the phone rings you say hilo
I forgot to use my spel check
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Old 12-18-2005, 12:11 AM
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Well, I noticed that one piece was higher than the other in the drawing but they also appeared to be of equal thickness and then it was also a drawing ....so, you know? And I bought one of those the other day from a used tool store for 2 bucks. It's a little beat up & was carelessly made but for $2? I'll take it. I plan to someday modify it somehow for T-slot use on my drill press.
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Old 12-18-2005, 12:47 AM
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Well, I noticed that one piece was higher than the other in the drawing but they also appeared to be of equal thickness and then it was also a drawing ....so, you know? And I bought one of those the other day from a used tool store for 2 bucks. It's a little beat up & was carelessly made but for $2? I'll take it. I plan to someday modify it somehow for T-slot use on my drill press.
Cutter I have made clamps for the drill press as shown in the drawing. I cut drilled and taped a piece of square sock that just fit into the slot on the drill press table, once threw the table turn the square stock sideways and clamp.
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