Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An engine for raising heavy timbers or weights; a jack.
  • n. A carpenter's clamp.

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Examples

  • Cape purchased a handscrew press in his third year and switched from fermenting his cider in glass carboys to huge oak barrels by his fifth.

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  • Both pieces of the timber are now secured to the bench with a handscrew or cramp; the template A will form a guide for the chisel and rebate plane and allow a sharp edge or arris to be worked on the mitre.

    Woodwork Joints How they are Set Out, How Made and Where Used.

  • The horizontal position is the easiest for the amateur who has a vice or handscrew, because he may hold the work securely with a mechanical device and so avoid the unnecessary risk to his fingers.

    Woodwork Joints How they are Set Out, How Made and Where Used.

  • It is obvious that if this type of box cramp be used it will prevent the boards buckling and the handscrew method at the left may be dispensed with.

    Woodwork Joints How they are Set Out, How Made and Where Used.

  • Then fasten on the end of X a handscrew in such a way that the jaws will be flush with the end.

    Handwork in Wood

  • Care must be taken to make the jaws of the handscrew diverge enough not to pinch the upper board.

    Handwork in Wood

  • For this purpose the piece may be held in the bench-vise and the plane tipped to the proper angle, or the piece may be held in a handscrew which in turn is held in the vise as in Fig. 175, p. 102.

    Handwork in Wood

  • This may be done either in a tail vise or by a handscrew, or by clamping the bench-hook firmly in the vise in such a way that the cleat of the bench-hook overhangs the piece.

    Handwork in Wood

  • This can be prevented by clamping the work down tight with a handscrew to a perfectly smooth cutting board.

    Handwork in Wood

  • This may be done by clamping to it a handscrew, the jaw of which rests on the top of the bench, Fig. 169.

    Handwork in Wood

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