Dave's Videos #1: How I made a hand screw clamp

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 10-09-2013 08:21 PM 2375 reads 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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For my first video, I show how I made a hand screw clamp. This is actually the first of the videos I’ll be putting out in English and Esperanto.

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To find the Esperanto video, look in the Ligneroj channel.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#1 posted 10-09-2013 11:17 PM

Thanks for the video. Maybe I missed it but are you using a construction 2X4 for this project?

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#2 posted 10-09-2013 11:26 PM

dpwalker, Yes, normal construction 2×4. Written instructions are forthcoming… eventually.

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#3 posted 10-10-2013 12:00 AM

Great video. Very handy idea.

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#4 posted 10-10-2013 12:58 AM

Very impressive video, Dave.

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#5 posted 10-10-2013 02:09 AM

Nice video Dave, thanks for showing. I like the idea of trying this, but, what do you think about making a clamp with a little longer reach?

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#6 posted 10-10-2013 03:22 PM

Oldtool, I’m sure you could make the jaws longer. My jaw pieces are 10 inches which gives a throat depth of about 5 inches. I’m sure you could go as long as 15 inches and it would still work fine.

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#7 posted 02-09-2014 06:10 PM

Nice job, thanks

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