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Hi BadBob and thanks for going to the trouble to post the picture for me.  Yes, I have seen these before and will keep an eye out for some of them.  Didn't know what they were called.
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Hi BadBob and thanks for going to the trouble to post the picture for me.  Yes, I have seen these before and will keep an eye out for some of them.  Didn't know what they were called.


These are great for holding small parts. I keep one on my drill press. They will hold irregular shapes and clamp at an angle. Use two of them to hold a board on its edge.Clamp one in you vise and use it to hold small part while you work on them. They can apply a lot of pressure. I have used the large ones to force 4x4s parallel until I could get a bolt in them. Harbor freight has them except for the small size.

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Hi Therese and welcome to the forum.

This is a great idea, thanks for sharing the info. 

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Hi Therese and welcome to the forum.

This is a great idea, thanks for sharing the info. 

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For multiples of the same length, I wrap tape around a bundle of dowels (10 or more) and then use the mitre saw. (I sometimes use the scroll saw or maybe bandsaw for smaller bundles.) The tape helps to prevent tearout. If I need 100 dowels, that's only 10 cuts. I found this the easiest way to do it when I needed heaps of 2.5cm (1") pegs for multiple solitaire games that I made.
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For multiples of the same length, I wrap tape around a bundle of dowels (10 or more) and then use the mitre saw. (I sometimes use the scroll saw or maybe bandsaw for smaller bundles.) The tape helps to prevent tearout. If I need 100 dowels, that's only 10 cuts. I found this the easiest way to do it when I needed heaps of 2.5cm (1") pegs for multiple solitaire games that I made.


That is an interesting idea. It would work with most any saw as long as you use the right blade.

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These are great for holding small parts. I keep one on my drill press. They will hold irregular shapes and clamp at an angle. Use two of them to hold a board on its edge.Clamp one in you vise and use it to hold small part while you work on them. They can apply a lot of pressure. I have used the large ones to force 4x4s parallel until I could get a bolt in them. Harbor freight has them except for the small size.
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I found plans for making them so may just do that....pretty simple and I think I actually have the hardware from an old bunkbed....[thumb]
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You all have good ideas,

Here one more…

Something to thank about. . .

JIGSAW

Mount one side of a hinge on back end of the bottom plate of the jigsaw

Mount a jigsaw on the bottom side of you workbench (blade side up)

Install other side of hinge to workbench

Make a latch for the front side of jigsaw to hold it up.

Put a fine blade in the jigsaw (you may need a long blade)

Blade goes thru the workbench from the bottom up

Make a slotted hole, zero clearance for the blade

The blade sticks out of the top of the work bench.

If you have 4” of blade coming out of you jigsaw.

And your workbench is 1” thick

you will have a 3” blade coming out of the top of the workbench to work with

Cut dowels, shims, plastic, Plexiglas, pattern board, etc.…

I round the tip of the blade, so the point is smoth

KEEP IN MIND there no SAFETY GUARDS

When done,

Unlatch and jigsaw will hang underneath or

Just remove the blade, And you just have a slot in you table

Jigsaw MUST BE INSTALLED TIGHT and solid to workbench

Thank of it like this . . .  

Router table . . . Jigsaw table,   

Hand sander . . . disk sander.

A sawzall will work in place of the jigsaw

You just added one more tool to you shop

It is like a scroll saw, but open on the top end

I have had one of there for years. I love it.

You will love it.


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Folks. found that Micro-Mark has a saw like one of the photo's above. Little expensive, I ordered one today. Can easily make an easy little stop plate for multiple custs.  
https://www.micromark.com/MicroLux-Mini-Miter-Cut-Off-Saw

They have hundreds of tools for hobbyists I have bought from them before.   miniMiter.png 
 
 
 


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No sanding cut ends sounds great but I have my doubts. I also don't see any easy way to add a stop. Stops are necessary for cutting pieces the exact same length. I use a Harbor Freight flush cut saw and a jig made of ply wood clamped in a vise. I can cut a 1/4 dowel in a single pass if I want. 
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they have a saw for that too if you go to the website and look under mini power tools you will see a couple of them I think. 
 

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I was in Harbor Freight yesterday. I found this and almost bought it.

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Ahh waiting for me to try it? LOL! Well, I was at HF yesterday too. As usual, almost broke me (HA!) and bought about 10 or 12 items. I didn't see it. How much was it and I will get my nitroglisseran pils ready to go to Elizabeth [biggrin] The blade is the most important. Putting a small piece of wood under each cut will help and I have a ton of those. I will do with and without and see what happens. If we don't need the extra wood that will be nice. Will also see if what they claim about a real smooth cut happens or not. If it don't work well enough I will send it back. Thanks BB .....
 

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Ahh waiting for me to try it? LOL! Well, I was at HF yesterday too. As usual, almost broke me (HA!) and bought about 10 or 12 items. I didn't see it. How much was it and I will get my nitroglisseran pils ready to go to Elizabeth [biggrin] The blade is the most important. Putting a small piece of wood under each cut will help and I have a ton of those. I will do with and without and see what happens. If we don't need the extra wood that will be nice. Will also see if what they claim about a real smooth cut happens or not. If it don't work well enough I will send it back. Thanks BB .....
 


It cost $34.99. Click the links in my previous post. I only saw it because I was being entertained by two women Christmas shopping the didn't have a clue what they were looking at. I got out of there with what I went for. A furniture dolly, two clamps and a free magnet bar. The dolly was for the casters. You can't buy 4 250lb casters for $8 even from Harbor Freight. I always have coupons for free stuff on me so when I go there and actually by something I also get something free. I've been buying from Harbor Freight since they were only in California before the internet. 

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