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Here is a older project that I thought was worth sharing .
It is one of my favorite tools that I invented and to this day has not seen any work in the shop it just sits on a shelf and looks pretty .

It is made from walnut ,plantation teak,ready rod and leather lace and some odds and ends .
The pictures show the mant function it can perform but the main objective was to make a clamp that could clamp a box shape and manipulate it into a true ninety degree angle the other functions where just a extra benefit .


Hey Klaus, pretty’s good too. ……….. and you have another clamp that is exceptionally good at squaring boxes. ……….. and by the way it makes very attractive book ends.

-- The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

In the first picture you can also see that little bevel gauge that *you *made for me and it gets used a lot ,just one of those tools that is dear to me .

Your stuff never ceases to amaze me. Everything you make seems to have the right combination of woods. Great job.

-- CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

Thank you for sharring. It makes me glad.

The only problem with your wonderful shop-made tools Klaus is that they are just too pretty to be kept in the shop.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway

Klaus. Looks too pretty to use, unless for…… book holder.
Very nice.

-- Tor and Odin are the greatest of gods.

Form and function! Beautiful.

-- Losing fingers since 1969


" it just sits on a shelf and looks pretty ." . . . and that it does very well!


-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

That’s SO awesome. I love mechanical beauty, like that clamp, and your jigs, and fixtures, and . . . . .

-- Keith "Shin" Schindler

It does look pretty,great design and build.

-- woodworking classes, custom furniture maker