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    This is a mod for the tool Eric Newton demonstrates in his builder manual. I wanted to have something that could locate tabs inside and outside the frame tubes.
    Welded piece of .090 4130 with hole sawed in big enough to have edge of 1.5 inch tab in center. Then drilled holes to do inside and outside frame tabs. Example of tab located for front door jamb. Put a spring clamp on the tab and remove Cleco before welding or it will be cooked and unusable ( I have burned a few!) The whole tool. My table always looks like this when I am making a lot of progress. Built the seat frames this am.

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    That's a clever tool. What is the purpose of the long arm? Could you get away with just the plate?