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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #112: Simple, Efficient Wall Rack for Hand Wood Screws

02-29-2020 02:14 AM by retired_guru | 0 comments »

I finished building and mounting this evening a rack to hold my hand wood screws. Of the designs I found on the Web, and in the mags I own, the horizontal beam configuration was the most storage efficient for the space it has to occupy. I’m now completely out of wall space to mount anything on. Of course, we all know that no good turn goes without its appropriate rewards, right? “Hun, I need to buy more hand wood screws…”

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Small Projects #7: Clamp Stand

01-27-2020 09:57 PM by Madmark2 | 1 comment »

A clamp rack was about the first thing I put up. Nine months later I’ve got more clamps and the old rack was overloaded. I built this rack out of 8’ of 1×4, 8’ of 1×2 and a couple of feet of 2×2.Completed project The clamps hang by their handles and the 1×2 acts both as the hanger and end stops for the different clamp lengths. Spring clamps and the smaller clamps are on the sides. The whole thing is on wheels so I can move it around when needed. ...

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Small Projects #2: Small Oak Tool Tray

01-27-2020 12:16 AM by Madmark2 | 1 comment »

The better half doesn’t always say anything but I know my leaving small hand tools on her coffee table irks her to no end. To preserve the peace I made this little (12” x 8” x 3-1/2”) oak tool caddy to toss my stuff in one place instead of being scattered to-hell-and-gone. I had a couple of 1/4” x 3-1/2” x 36” pieces of store bought (BORG) oak kicking around and this seemed like a good project. I cut the boards into six 11-3/4” pieces. The...

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It’s All About Donating! #3: Rustic Intarsia

06-12-2019 05:39 AM by justoneofme | 14 comments »

How many times, pulling pieces apart and fitting them back in place again, does it take before an Intarsia art piece is ready to hang on the wall? A video of my work in progress viewed fast forward would confirm such repetition … a gazillion times … but who’s counting?! At least these chosen photos shouldn’t throw you into that world of boredom!! But repetition is worth mentioning because someone out there in LumberJock Land might be contemplating this particular style of Int...

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Feeble Attempts at Humor #10: Pile? Mess? Collection? of Clamps?

06-23-2018 04:29 PM by Dave Rutan | 2 comments »

Time to lighten the mood a bit. I think the best collective noun to describe clamps would be ‘insufficiency’ ‘I have to add to my insufficiency of clamps.’ ‘I’m adding to my insufficiency of clamps.’

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The Simplest Clamp Rack I Could Imagine

04-09-2018 01:18 AM by YesHaveSome | 2 comments »

I had piles of f style clamps laying all across my shop and a couple months ago I decided to figure out the quickest, easiest, and cheapest way to get them on the wall. Here’s what I came up with: View on YouTube

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helping another woodworker

03-27-2018 01:36 AM by bladedust | 5 comments »

I met another woodworker who is downsizing and getting rid of his clamps. He’s not having much luck on Craigslist, so I offered to help him out by posting to the Jocks. I hope I’m not overstepping and I hope I am not posting to the wrong area so forgive me if I am and please let me know so i can correct it. That said, here goes: 18 bessey “K” clamps. from 24” – 96” see pics. some minor use, but nearly all of these have never been used. Included ...

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Feeble Attempts at Humor #9: Collective for clamps

02-06-2018 12:42 AM by Dave Rutan | 9 comments »

A fleet of ships, a bouquet of flowers, a chain of mountains; I propose that the collective noun for a bunch of clamps should be called an “insufficiency of clamps.”

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Make your own - shop aids, tools, jigs #3: Pipe clamps, aluminum pipe?

01-26-2018 01:18 PM by curliejones | 1 comment »

I recently bought a 3/4” pipe clamp at a thrift store that seemed very light considering it was 5 ft long and had Pony cast iron fittings. The pipe intrigued me and I found it to be non-magnetic with an i.d. of 0.87” , an o.d. of 1.04”. I concluded the pipe was Schedule 40 Aluminum. I researched and found almost no info, no one using Aluminum pipe for clamps??? The pipe seemed rigid enough for shop use, but I know it will not equal resistance to flex like iron pipe. –...

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Shopmade Luthier Tools #26: A few deep reach clamps

08-10-2017 01:18 AM by Dave Rutan | 1 comment »

I made one of these as an experiment and I ened up using it in the orchestral repair shop to hold two edges of a violin face crack. I figured it couldn’t hurt to make a few more. Sometimes I have to repair multiple instruments in a day. I made two sizes, 5 in. And 7 in deep with a capacity of 2-1/4 inches. Turns out this is a little small for a full size fiddle, but then most of our violins are 3/4 size and smaller. I’ll make a few larger ones eventually for full size v...

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