String Clamp

Discussion in 'Jigs and Tools Forum' started by Bob Beaupre, May 15, 2017.

  1. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Super Moderator Staff Member

    I know everyone is looking for a new or better way to clamp segmented rings. I ran across this on You Tube this morning.
    The Rasmussen clamp:
     
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  2. stuart johnson

    stuart johnson Super Moderator Staff Member

    Very interesting. Someone posted about using string either here or Segmented Turners but I can't find the post. I like how he stressed having the end over a joint.
     
  3. mfisher

    mfisher Super Moderator Staff Member

    Seems like it could be a good jig. Wonder how long the strings lasts till it has to be replaced.
     
  4. stuart johnson

    stuart johnson Super Moderator Staff Member

    Nylon cord should last a long time. It would be easy enough to have several cords depending on the size of the ring.
     
  5. mfisher

    mfisher Super Moderator Staff Member

    Sometime I am going to build one. It should work for .5+ thick rings. Maybe down to .25. Smaller than that I don't think it will work. A metal hose clamp works well for thinner rings.

    With this jig, I may go to making thicker ring halves then splitting them on the bandsaw for when I want .25 or less thickness.

    Forgot. Bob, thanks for posting the vid.
     

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