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Many who are often involved in joiner’s works have to be glued wood panels for different tasks.
Below the surface of the panels were in the same plane, to pull their usual clamps enough. This applies to a specific kind of clamps called vimmi.
Of course, they can be made independently, or to Supplement a set of conventional bilateral clamps special clamps.
In this article, the author of the YouTube channel “Make Things” will tell You how he made a simple tubular clamps for gluing the small panels.
— Steel pipe
— Wing nuts, bolts
Aerosol enamel, sandpaper
Two — component epoxy glue, wax Polish.
The tools used by the author.
— Machine vise, clamps, files
— Drill, cobalt drill
— An angle grinder, cutting blade and grinding wheels
— Grinding machine, disk metal brush
Roulette, marker, metal ruler, knife.
The process of making.
The basic material will serve as a ½ inch thick-walled steel tube.
The author notes in the middle of the tubes, alternately pinches them in the machine viseand cut using a grinder.
Then he puts the resulting halves of the tubes so that all the factory ends are on one side.
Next, the wizard uses here is a jig for drilling cross-holes in tubes.
It gives you the ability to quickly and accurately drill holes at a predetermined distance from each other.
The first hole is drilled approximately one inch from the edge. The drill is held top and bottom walls through.
The tube is then locked in place part of the conductor shank.
Each subsequent hole is at a distance of 3 inches from the previous one.
Initially, the fixture used wooden panels, which are arranged at right angles to each other. They then hold the tube in the desired fixed position, preventing rotation of the tube. Later, when you drilled the first hole, for fixing you can use a bolt or something like that.
And that’s got the tube-base that will serve as a template for drilling all the rest.
Now the whole process repeated. The next tube is only drilled the first hole (at the same distance from the end as the first tube).
By the way, you should not forget to periodically cool the drill bit.
The wizard has the first template up on top of the second, combining the first openings of both tubes, and interlocking shank. Now it will go much faster.
You just need to move the carriage fixture to the desired distance, investing in the latter drilled bolt ¼ inch to avoid shifting. Note that the holes on both pipes will be symmetrical.
You will appreciate this method, as it saves us from having to find the center of the tube, mark the same distance between the holes and align the tubes relative to each other, which is inevitable, when you work on a drill press.
The first set of tubes ready. Note how closely overlie the hole.
Just try every time to put up your template separately from the rest so as not to confuse!
Now we should smooth out all the holes. This will help us ordinary half round file. Does not prevent to keep up some kind of Board to make it in that stretch.
Don’t be lazy, clean the hole on both sides.
Further processed inside of the holes using a round file, and cut at the end. Factory edge and not to touch.
Then all tubing shall be polished on grinding machine using the disk steel brush, but the same work can produce conventional abrasive paper 220 grit.
After that the author passes through the tubes with paint thinner to remove all dirt and degrease the surface before painting.
And then intermittently applies several layers of bright spray paint and post articles in the sun.
While the tube dries, the master screw and attached to the bolts wing nuts. The bolts have a length of 4 inches. Such clamping screws is sufficient for bonding shields of thickness up to 60 mm.
If You think the coating procedure the tubes of paint are unnecessary, that do not necessarily. Enough to cover them, for example, a layer of wax to prevent glue sticking.
Now the author gets to work on the side clamps. There are some small triangles that will be used as wedges.
On their side of the glued rubber strips made from Bicycle inner tube.
These wedges can be pressed against the package from the blanks next to each clip.
There is also a wizard, there are also two large wedge.
Thus, the “pen test”: the author pulls this composite, a combined panel in two planes.
Believe me, with these support clamps you can do a lot. They provide much more freedom of action than regular vajmy. Thus, in particular, they give the opportunity to work with very thin straps or other complex layouts.
Of course, such clamps can be made larger using the same principle.
I thank the author for a simple but useful device for the carpentry workshop!
All good mood, sound health, and interesting ideas!
The author’s video can be found here.
Hello, dear readers and DIY!