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Offline FRANKZ

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Looking for Holdfasts
« on: March 06, 2014, 11:31:32 AM »
 I am starting my second timber frame building later this year. I have searched the web and could not find a source for timber frame sized holdfasts.  Can anyone help?

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Re: Looking for Holdfasts
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2014, 12:28:54 PM »
You may need to define exactly what you want. Do you have a picture?

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Re: Looking for Holdfasts
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2014, 01:45:03 PM »
Are you looking for a regular workbench holdfast with a long shank on it?
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Re: Looking for Holdfasts
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2014, 03:34:05 PM »
Dave,  I am looking for something substantial, with a long enough shank, to secure an 8x8 to my ponies.

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Re: Looking for Holdfasts
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2014, 03:44:40 PM »
Had a local blacksmith make a couple large holdfasts for a woodworking bench.
I use the large quick clamps for holding any larger timbers on ponies that works well.
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Re: Looking for Holdfasts
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2014, 03:49:29 PM »
Yes, I used clamps for my last project.  I thought the holdfasts would be more convenient. Maybe I should check with a local blacksmith.  If I have a local blacksmith.   

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Re: Looking for Holdfasts
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2014, 06:09:21 PM »
In Rooster's post (reply #16), he provides the contact for a blacksmith who can make you a pair:

http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,52517.0/all.html

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Re: Looking for Holdfasts
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2014, 08:39:05 AM »
Look up the Veritas Hold-Down on Lee Valley.

Also, these look like the right dimensions, too: http://www.popularwoodworking.com/workbenches/schwarz-workbenches/authentic-holdfasts-from-peter-ross


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