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I think I will make one of these. I drew it to fit my work bench. I can clamp it to the table using the Kreg clamps and the Klamp track.

Not real sure if I will use it much but it will be available if I need to clamp something vertical.

I have seen several You Tube videos on this bench accessory.
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Here's the one that I built, still working on different ways to use it. The round holes are for a 3/4" pipe clamp. the square hole is for a regular bar clamp, and I'm also looking at insetting the plate for a Kreg Bench Clamp in the top.
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Thanks for posting your pics, Tom.

After posting this thread it occurred to me that I should build the jig so it will fit my Keter portable work table. It might actually come in handy if I am working on something away from the shop.

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Interesting gadget. If you had two, you could put casework on it and use it to hold vertical clamps.

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I think I will make one of these. I drew it to fit my work bench. I can clamp it to the table using the Kreg clamps and the Klamp track.

Not real sure if I will use it much but it will be available if I need to clamp something vertical.

I have seen several You Tube videos on this bench accessory.
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=bench+bull
I think it would work great Mike. Now if I could only fined some straight 2X4's to build it with.
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I think it would work great Mike. Now if I could only fined some straight 2X4's to build it with.
Good luck with that. I made this one out of some 2x6 scraps that I ran through the jointer and planer to get flat before they were glued together. I cut the notches in the inner pieces on the TS before gluing them together and then glued on the outer parts. I went with the 2x6 because that's what I had and also thinking that I would set the Kreg Clamp Plate in the top.

I found that a wooden handscrew was a good way to hold the turtle parts for routing the radius on the edges so will add a couple of dog holes in the top and modify one of my handscrews with a 3/4" hole so I can put a piece of dowel in it to locate it on the top.
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I am still moving slowly, and trying not to lift anything. But I did get a chance to dig up several 2x4 cutoffs that will work for the jig. I have run them across the jointer to get a flat side and a edge 90 deg to the flat side.

Hope to do a little more tomorrow...along with smoking a ten pound pork butt on the Traeger!

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Done. Hmmm...I might make a second one.

Probably drill a hole or two for my dogs.
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Got to use my bench bull for some real work, and it worked just fine.

I needed to attach part of a pallet (about 12 inches) to an existing pallet. The end result will be a flower pot thingamajig that will fit between our storage shed and the fence. It will also keep our grandson from going behind the shed!

I clamped the bench bull to the Kreg Klamp track, the clamped both sections of the pallets to the bull. That worked great. Almost as good as if my sweetie had been there to help.

I cut part of a pallet off and screwed it to the full pallet and it was a done deal. The bench bull held both parts securely until I had screwed the scabs in place.

Hope you find this useful.
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I put the bull to good use yesterday. I think It will really come in handy especially when applying edge banding to cabinet shelves.
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