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    Source for Jig Clamp

    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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    Incra makes one that is not quite as aggressive but is along the same lines. Not quite as much of a horseshoe shape. If I needed more holding power I would go to an f-style clamp. There are similar jigs with slots for f-clamps to move about in instead of the field of t-nuts. If you come up dry here I wouldn't hesitate to email FWW and reference the article and ask for a source.
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    Glenn, I guess the Incra would do it. From the photos in the magazine story it just seemed to me that the clamp used was more suited to my own purpose. As a hold-down in a vertical mortising jig used in a WoodRat machine.

    I'll take your tip and fire off an email to the folks at Taunton Press.

    Gary Curtis

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    Found it

    It is listed here, at Jointech.

    http://www.jointech.com/optaccess.htm

    Scroll down and you'll see it. A quite different design. Robust with a hole for a 5/16 bolt. And wide.

    Gary Curtis

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    I made something very similar to that out of thick plywood, worked VERY well...........

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    Dunno if you would need something beefier than the plywood, but these worked for me.
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