Fixing sash cramps

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Fixing sash cramps

Postby gavin » Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:24 pm

Mike Abbott suggests the use of sash cramps when assembling frame furniture. You do find such cramps cheap at garage sales, but not always with the broad feet that Mike suggests. Here is my work round: an 'F' clamp to fix the sash cramp to a 18 mm ply sheet.

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Two planks act as a pad...
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...to anchor the item I am about to weave a seat into...
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Re: Fixing sash cramps

Postby ToneWood » Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:01 pm

If you don't already have F-clamps, you might be able to use these:
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I have one that I use mainly to secure bowls during finishing. Cost only about £3 new and a real pleasure to use, very quick and convenient. It gets far more use that the big, heavy G-clamp that I bought at the same time.
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Re: Fixing sash cramps

Postby Donald Todd » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:00 pm

I don't have a sash cramp, but two sets of Record cramp heads and a length of 2" x 1" timber with holes at the required spacings. This is the set up. It is easy enough to fit cross bars to steady the beam.
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