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Old 12-11-2012, 02:38 AM
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Jesse,

The elbow clamp really needs to be able to be spun 90 degrees and then it could clamp upright stock. We should all bug Michael until he makes a new one.

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Old 12-11-2012, 04:38 AM
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Rutager,
Good idea! Or maybe even a separate elbow clamp for vertical stock!

I'll bet you already have that 15 inches of snow cleared up!
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:51 PM
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A new style angle clamp as Rutager suggested would still be limited if you are clamping an upright piece for dovetailing depending on the width of the piece. Since the elbow clamp does not slide side to side, there is a limit to it's range.

Here's a clamp that you might try - AmazonAmazon
I have four of them and they will fit under the round indexed bar and could allow you to clamp an upright piece for dovetailing. It will depend on the width of the piece as to whether you have a flat area on the back of the fence to clamp to.

After looking at options, I think the wooden capture blocks or using your hands to hold the piece tight against the indexed drop down fence block and the fence is probably the easiest and fastest approach. I've cut lots of dovetails using this method and like it for speed and simplicity. This gives you indexed cuts that you can mirror without having to change to the old fence!

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Neil,

I think that would work, just need to give it a try.

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Mike,

The Beseys that work great for the JMP and other light duty tasks are the LM2 .004
So my clamps arrived today in the nick of time. I was cutting tails and the clamps made it so easy and perfect. I've always had trouble keeping material from moving around until today. Perfect results. Of course they're half blind so I still have a good chance to screw up the second half........

Thanks again for the reference. They're perfect!

Mike
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