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DIY simple frame clamp

Hello dear readers and homemade clamps !
There are not many clamps in the joinery business, as well as their varieties.
One of the most commonly used types of clamps are frame clamps, they are designed for assembling and gluing picture frames, or various rectangular cases.
In this article, Eugene, the author of the YouTube channel “Home Workshop”, will tell you how you can make one of the simple designs of such clamps.
Do-it-yourself simple frame clamp This project can repeat with a minimum of tools, except that you need a simple drilling machine.
Materials necessary for home-made.
– Sheet plywood, hardwood beams
– Bakelite wing nuts
– Furniture attachment nuts, steel hairpin M8
– Linseed oil, two-component epoxy adhesive
– Wood glue, Velcro sanding discs.
Manufacturing process.
So, the main material for the clamping corners of such a clamp will serve as a pine bar 30 × 40 mm. Of course, if possible, it is better to choose hard hardwood.
Using a miter saw, the master cuts the timber into pieces of 200 mm length. In these details, it is important to cut the ends strictly at right angles – the geometry of the corners obtained depends on this.
You can do without a miter saw by using a hacksaw and a miter box. As a result, the author got 8 such details.
Simple DIY frame clamp  Simple DIY frame clamp Simple DIY frame clamp After cutting, you need to remove burrs and grind the surfaces of the workpieces with an orbital machine.
Do-it-yourself simple frame clamp Then the workpieces are separated into two sets of four.
Centers are marked on one of the ends of the first four parts. Blind holes are made in them half the length of the workpiece using an 8-mm three-point drill for wood.
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This is the only operation that needs to be done on a drilling machine. It is important that the axis of the hole is parallel to the sides of the parts.
When drilling, the workpiece must be fixed in a machine vice.
A simple DIY frame clamp Simple DIY frame clamp Now the blanks are laid out in pairs in the form of a corner. The continuation of the axis of the second workpiece is marked on the part in which a through hole is made.
Simple DIY frame clamp  Simple DIY frame clamp Simple DIY frame clamp When gluing and assembling the corners, the master uses an angle clamp.
Simple DIY frame clamp Simple DIY frame clamp After waiting for the glue to harden, and without removing the workpiece, deep pilot holes are drilled along the marks with a 2.5-mm drill. < br>This connection is reinforced with a pair of long screws. It is desirable that their heads are flush with the surface, for which you need to countersink the holes.
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A simple DIY frame clamp Simple DIY frame clamp Simple DIY frame clamp The master decided to make his own wing nuts, for which he marked out the circles and their centers on thick sheet plywood. The necessary shape is also given to the contours of future handles.
 A simple DIY frame clamp Simple DIY frame clamp Simple DIY frame clamp It is advisable to carry out further processes in the reverse order.
First, the author cuts out the details according to the markings on the band saw.
A simple DIY frame clamp  Simple DIY frame clamp Grinding of edges and rounding of edges is performed on a belt sander.
A simple DIY frame clamp A simple DIY frame clamp And finally , through holes with a diameter of 10 mm are drilled in the centers of the blanks.
As you can see, it would be more convenient to drill before separating and grinding the parts.
 Simple DIY frame clamp DIY simple frame clamp  Simple DIY frame clamp Furniture attachment nuts are inserted into the holes on one side, and you need to lightly hit them with a hammer to leave the spike marks.
 Simple DIY frame clamp Simple DIY frame clamp Simple DIY frame clamp To prevent the plywood from cracking, thin holes are drilled in the marks obtained.
After that you can safely hammer the nuts into place.
Simple do-it-yourself frame clamp  Simple DIY frame clamp Simple frame clamp do it yourself  Simple DIY frame clamp So, the set of nuts and corners is ready. The last structural elements will be four steel M8 studs.
 A simple DIY frame clamp Simple DIY frame clamp These pins are cut to the desired length, and glued into blind holes in the corners with a two-component epoxy adhesive. The bore hole for the studs could have been made slightly smaller in diameter.
A simple DIY frame clamp Simple DIY frame clamp Simple DIY frame clamp After resin curing , the author makes a hole in the corner and the hairpin, for this a 3-mm drill for metal is used.
To reliably block the hairpin from rotation, a self-tapping screw is screwed into this hole.
A simple DIY frame clamp Simple DIY frame clamp Simple DIY frame clamp To protect the product from exposure to moisture, the author impregnates all wooden surfaces of the parts with linseed oil, and leaves them to dry. This protective coating also prevents the frame from sticking to the clamp itself.
Simple DIY frame clamp DIY simple frame clamp Everything is ready, you can assemble the frame clamp by threading the pins through the through holes in the corners.
Last homemade wing nuts are screwed onto the studs.
A simple DIY frame clamp  Simple DIY frame clamp DIY simple frame clamp Having prepared four parts with 45-degree ends, the master applies glue and puts them in a clamp. < br> A simple DIY frame clamp Simple DIY frame clamp Simple do-it-yourself frame clamp It remains to tighten one by one nuts, and wait for the glue to harden.
A simple DIY frame clamp A simple DIY frame clamp Simple DIY frame clamp Such a clamp does not have support platforms at the corners. This allows it to be used when assembling rectangular bodies.
A simple DIY frame clamp Also in a recent article, it was told in detail about the manufacture of a frame clamp, tightened with just one screw.
Instead of such clamps, you can use a set of universal spring angle clamps.
Tools used by the author.
– Screwdriver
– Three-point drills for wood, cobalt drills for metal
– Hole drilling guide – Miter saw
– Band saw, band saw blades – Machine vice, drilling machine
– Belt sander machine, orbital machine
– Angular clamp
– Combined angular ruler, pencil.
Thank Evgeny for the master class on making a simple frame clamp.
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