I guess I would first ask you what equipment you might have..... If you have a router table then I would go with that. If you have a bit that is the same dia. as the width of the slot you would just move the fence so the clamp blank is centered on the cutter. Leave the blanks as rectangles, then mark the fence on each side of the bit width...... well before I go on do you have a table?Woofman said:I'm looking for an easy way to cut the slots in the wood for the rods in the clamp kits I have.
I am afraid my idea is not going to work. I went out and got one of my clamps in and after looking at how deep you need to go and how steep the angle my idea will simply will not have enough height to make it..... I hate when that happens...... Anyway it better to have found that out in a cad program then to have you testing it and find out the hard way......Woofman said:Ed, I have a router set up on the end of my table saw . I tried my drill press set at an a angle to drill the holes but had to do a lot of file work.
No he is making clamps..... see sketch attached for the general idea of the problem.....aniceone2hold said:Woofman, you want to build a rack to hang your clamps? This is for bar clamps, Quick grip clamps, pipe clamps, c clamps? Maybe all of the above and some room for spring clamps as well? Perhaps a cubby hole for storing band clamps? I have several excellent plans and will be happy to help if you let me know what types and sizes you want to store.
Ed, don't mean to be too critical, but you need to re-draw the side view for the folks... think about it.reible said:No he is making clamps..... see sketch attached for the general idea of the problem.....
WOOFMAN did you happen to use a Forstner bit in your drill press? If not that might help a lot on getting cleaner holes at the angles you need....
why not just make a simple mortise in each side the rods pass through, and a simple hole on the side 90 degrees from the mortise to insert the "threaded fitting", then insert the all thread through the mortise and engage the fitting.Woofman said:I'm looking for an easy way to cut the slots in the wood for the rods in the clamp kits I have.