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Offline extiger

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Mortising Jig in FWW Magazine
« on: May 18, 2008, 02:56 PM »
Did anyone read the latest issue of FWWing magazine? The issue with the gorgeous boxes on the cover. On page 74 is shown Michael Fortune's Mortising Jig.

What would be a source for the interesting hold-down clamps shown there? It isn't Rockler, 'cause I checked.

Gary Curtis

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Offline Scott W.

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Re: Mortising Jig in FWW Magazine
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2008, 03:38 PM »
Did anyone read the latest issue of FWWing magazine? The issue with the gorgeous boxes on the cover. On page 74 is shown Michael Fortune's Mortising Jig.

What would be a source for the interesting hold-down clamps shown there? It isn't Rockler, 'cause I checked.

Gary Curtis

Gary,

You might try searching for pivot clamps  that's what they are called in metal working.

Scott W.
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Offline larrysee

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Re: Mortising Jig in FWW Magazine
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2008, 04:29 PM »
Actually, they are usually called "toggle clamps" and come in a array of sizes and shapes. DeStaCo is a brand. Search MSC and McMaster-Carr for lots of them.

Hope this helps, Larry

Offline Jesse Cloud

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Re: Mortising Jig in FWW Magazine
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2008, 06:53 PM »
Woodpeckers has something similar:
http://www.woodpeck.com/holddownclamp.html#510

I have been thinking about that jig.  My idea is to make the vertical fence out of mdf with holes, similar to an mft, and use Festool clamps.  On of these days when I get some time, ha ha .....

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Re: Mortising Jig in FWW Magazine
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2008, 07:13 PM »
You may want to PM Per.  I think I saw a photo that he recently sent me that had something similar.

Offline Scott W.

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Re: Mortising Jig in FWW Magazine
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2008, 10:38 PM »
Actually, they are usually called "toggle clamps" and come in a array of sizes and shapes. DeStaCo is a brand. Search MSC and McMaster-Carr for lots of them.

Hope this helps, Larry

Maybe we're talking about two different things. I thought toggle clamps had a handle.

The jig I saw used pivot type setup clamps. 
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Maybe I'm looking at the wrong jig or different companies call them different things.

Scott W.
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Offline larrysee

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Re: Mortising Jig in FWW Magazine
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2008, 03:33 AM »
Scott, you're right - I've gotta read the question more closely, or even better, pick up the right magazine to look at. The names used for these clamps indeed do vary. Try searching MSC, MacMaster-Carr and google for "hold-down clamps". They come in what you pictured (up to many pounds of iron) to a plastic one from Jorgensen for workbenches with 3/4" holes.

Hopefully a better response...
Larry