- 3 May 2019
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Some people might remember a thread last year about a scribing tool I’d designed and was hoping to sell.
It was a very useful exercise for me and I learnt from the justified criticism.
I have expanded the range and have sold over 160 so far which is a more than I ever anticipated including some overseas. I’ve had some really encouraging reviews and it seems to be a really liked tool by site fitters.
I’ve been working on a new idea which I’ve finally got to the stage of photographing and adding to my website.
I have accumulated about 30 Record 135 sash clamps over the years and there are 2 issues I have found with them. The first is the need to hunt around for something to protect the work piece, the other is that they are forever toppling over onto their sides (normally when I’m gluing up a 2” thick sold top!).
I’ve come up with an idea which gets around both these problems and is robust enough to stay to be a permenant fixture on the clamp.
It’s very simple in design with a c section piece of mild steel which sits over the shoes of the clamp and is fixed with 2 x m5 grub screws. It’s a very strong holding system. A ply pad is then screwed onto the steel.
I’ve sprayed the steel with enamel paint which matches the Record colour, the birch ply is clear lacquered sprayed so any glue can be chipped off (that’s the idea anyway).
Like the scriber it’s an idea that might or might not float (you have to try these things!). I’m sure the price will shock some people but it’s what I need to charge for it to be viable.
I’m interested in people’s thoughts.
(I'll get my hard hat on!).