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Well it has come to the time of year we, members of the NW Woodworking Assoc. are challenged to make something out of a construction grade 2X4 stud.

I decide to try and make a wooden bar clamp.

First I did a search and found some ideas on the internet, then used portions to make one of my own.
I ordered a 3'piece of acme thread and some nuts form McMaster Carr.

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Wow you've got some amazing skills there Herb . Those are nicely done and then some . Sure looks like a lot of work involved
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Good job, Herb. I'm sure you got a tremendous amount of satisfaction from that.

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Excellent job. That's a great way to get long clamping ability.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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Really nice, Herb...and very creative...Yu da winna...

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Herb I had no idea knobs were made by drilling the perimeter first , very interesting . Did you use a hole saw to cut it out after drilling , or a bandsaw ? They sure look cool
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Herb I had no idea knobs were made by drilling the perimeter first , very interesting . Did you use a hole saw to cut it out after drilling , or a bandsaw ? They sure look cool
Rick, I cut them on the band saw after I drilled the holes. Then used the spindle sander to finish rounding them.

Here is the jig I used on the sander.

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most excellent Herb...
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