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Old 02-08-2011, 01:16 AM
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Hello All,

I received an email from John Economaki, President of BCTW during the holidays saying that he was mailing a JMP accessory to me to try out. He wouldn't say what it was because he wanted to see what I would use it for. When the package arrived my first thought was that it was part of a combination square! After I got a good look at it I realized that it was a stock hold down clamp, a very well made and beautiful hold down clamp!

I used it with the long leg on my stock for large stock and vice versa with smaller stock. This clamp doesn't let the stock move at all except when only using one clamp it can act as a pivot point, so I used one of the trap clamps on the far end to prevent any swivel. Now I just need to try and talk him into producing them so I can put them on all my Jointmakers!
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Old 02-08-2011, 01:23 AM
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Nice! That's a sweet-looking piece of work.
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Rutager -

Is that clamp a lot different from these:

Woodworking Accessories - Woodpeckers Hold Down Clamp

Amazon.com: INCRA Build-It Hold Down Clamp: Home...Amazon.com: INCRA Build-It Hold Down Clamp: Home...

I have the Incra ones and they work well with my JMP.

Looks to be very similar. Curious what you see at the key difference?

neil

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Great design!
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Hi Neil,

I don't own any of those, but do have a generic one and one from Rockler. The one difference between the BCTW version and all the others (besides being prettier and matching the JMP!) I've seen: is that the BCTW one is a bit taller and thinner. I don't know if that makes a big difference or not. I do find that I can clamp a bit closer to the blade with the thinner clamp. Of course another benefit is that it is made in America! and I believe that the Incra one is too, but all the others I've seen are made overseas.

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Those are nice Rutager. I'd buy a couple...
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Those are nice Rutager. I'd buy a couple...

Rutager,

I have to agree with Jameel as those are sweet clamps.

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Hi Jameel,

Make sure you tell Economaki to make some! I know he thinks highly of you, in fact he specifically told me to talk with you at last summers hand tool event in Chicago, but I was too scared to go near that beautiful vise hardware, because I know I would need to get it!

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Dang, I wish you had introduced yourself. I love your work.
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Looks very handy indeed.

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