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Sanch   

I'm working on a new stitching horse/clamp it will be adjustable in many different ways this is the beginning of it hopefully my ideas will pan out. It will have its own frame and seat just similar to a stitching horse only the seat will be from a motorcycle. It is a gel seat from a Sportster a le Pera it was sitting around gathering dust so I figured what better thing to use then a motorcycle seat! So here are a couple of pictures hopefully it will work out the way that I want to. Of course it's all metal and the Jaws will have leather wrap. As always comments and questions are welcome.20170329_184131_resized_0.jpg.6aca48e45d08a9305106ada2d3ea272f.jpg and here is another picture of what the tensioning device should look like. Hopefully it will work out if not it's been a blast making it so far!20170329_185646_resized_0.jpg.d1b96bc2af7b6ed5ece6fe175af65169.jpg there are still many modifications that I have to do to the jaws the silver perpendicular round rod will allow it to rotate on a knuckle of sorts then there is another joint that will allow it to tilt. At least that's the concept for now. This one is going to be a standalone unit unlike my other one that clamps to a table.

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Bodean   

It's fun watching another creative mind at work. I see the gears grinding.:You_Rock_Emoticon:

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Sanch   
6 minutes ago, Bodean said:

It's fun watching another creative mind at work. I see the gears grinding.:You_Rock_Emoticon:

lol! thanks!

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My gears seem to be rusty. ;-)

rick

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OLDNSLOW   

it looks like exhaust tube that came off of a v twin in a way, at least that is what it looks like to me. Is the bottom post going to be used as a pin to drop in a hole on a table?

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Sanch   
8 hours ago, OLDNSLOW said:

it looks like exhaust tube that came off of a v twin in a way, at least that is what it looks like to me. Is the bottom post going to be used as a pin to drop in a hole on a table?

No it it's not exhaust tube it's actually pieces of a elliptical Runner that I had Salvaged.  The pin on the bottom actually will drop into a knuckle that allows it to spin and tilt I'll post a picture of it later

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Sanch   

Okay so here is an update of my new stitching clamp I'm just about done with the jaws, and now comes the fun part making the seating arrangement20170401_190258_resized_0.jpg.65656c3d5ecc020b0465278b7fd742db.jpg here are a couple more pics20170401_190342_resized_0.jpg.9a01c94abf95ff430bcb3ff62a566296.jpg keep in mind this thing is made out of metal so it may look dainty around the jaw area but it's not here's a pic of the spring actuated clamping device20170401_190306_resized_0.jpg.e664878c9240940147701200b7bd5efb.jpg and one more showing the knuckle that it's attached to which will be welded to the seating arrangement20170401_190359_resized_0.jpg.58062dce0d8e37f57caa3915fbf5a354.jpg

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MADMAX22   

Pretty cool. I think a larger wing nut or a T handle would be better for the tightening but thats just from looking at it. Having that attachment for what I assume is going to the seat seems like it could be adapted so you could have attachments at your work bench/desk/seat.  Wrap some leather on the ends and good to go. 

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Sanch   
3 minutes ago, MADMAX22 said:

Pretty cool. I think a larger wing nut or a T handle would be better for the tightening but thats just from looking at it. Having that attachment for what I assume is going to the seat seems like it could be adapted so you could have attachments at your work bench/desk/seat.  Wrap some leather on the ends and good to go. 

still in the fab stages not ready to wrap the jaws till I get the seat frame set up. as to mounting it to a table I've already have one that does that and it served me well but I wanted the freedom of a dedicated stitching horse with 7" wide jaws.

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cjg   

Nice job! Not everything has to be made of wood to look good. Glad to hear you repurposed something headed for the scrap yard. You should see my back yard, I've got piles of metal every where from things I've salvaged. Last summer I built a flat bed for my plow truck all from stainless steel the I got for free. Always headed out to the scrap pile to make something.

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TonyRV2   

Ought to be able to hold the entire cow in that contraption. :lol:

 

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That's a wicked set up, Sanch. 

I like it.

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OLDNSLOW   

The Jaws of COW with a big drum roll and the sound of doom.

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Sanch   

Waiting on the flat black paint to dry, then onto assembly. Then I will figure how I'm going to cover the jaws.20170402_154701_resized_0.jpg.714cf9501cfd7c6ddb6187d75a11bf1d.jpg and here's another angle20170402_154655_resized_0.jpg.220f242ba72d49f6a5817a406cbc636f.jpg okay so the paint dried and I got it done except for wrapping the Jaws here it is as always any comments questions are welcome.20170402_163923_resized_0.jpg.bb798997cb46376d6e960910ef02f955.jpg20170402_163940_resized_0.jpg.31b4650ef88121f1ccc1f17ef97f9419.jpg20170402_163932_resized_0.jpg.076fd2b147cfe0a5a482005fdcb8f506.jpg and with the Jaws angle down a little20170402_164032_resized_0.jpg.43760fc6ee0bc2aa0c7882f6309daa3d.jpg and finally with the Jaws angle down all the way for storage.20170402_164942_resized_0.jpg.13e848059d1fc055c60c3bef85f3d54b.jpg

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added pix of 99% completed horse

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OLDNSLOW   

hard core

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Sanch   
16 hours ago, OLDNSLOW said:

hard core

thank you sir!

at moderators I am requesting this be moved to the "tools" category please!

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Man, that is sweeeeeet!!!

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Sanch   
16 minutes ago, bikermutt07 said:

Man, that is sweeeeeet!!!

thank you sir!

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Sanch   

And now I can honestly go back to work the Jaws are covered! I will also ask once again if I could get a moderator to move this thread over to the tools section please!20170403_172905_resized_0.jpg.f654f25ec26c5afa8062539337fe709e.jpgAWESOME THANKS FOR THE MOVE!!! MODS ARE KING OR QUEEN!!

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Thanking the moderator for moving the thread!

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