If you don't have small clamps

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Project by Houtje posted 10-09-2010 05:59 PM 9562 views 35 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well here is the sulution.

I never have enough small clamps.
But had some PVC tubes left over.
So here is my sulution to clamp small pieces.

1. Take a PVC tube you have left over
2. Cut small parts of the tube.
3. Make a cut in the middle.
4. Make as much as you need.
5. And use them…...

For me it works great.
Also made some PVC clamps of a bigger tube and cut them in wider pieces.


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#1 posted 10-09-2010 06:03 PM

Now that’s some smart thinking that would have helped me many times! You can adjust the tension/compression on them by making them wider; I would think.

Gonna have to remember this.l

-- Darrell B.

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#2 posted 10-09-2010 06:07 PM

Great idea, and great way to re-use something that would otherwise be waste!

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#3 posted 10-09-2010 06:13 PM

thank´s for the rememinder
I realy have to take this up again :-)
20 years since I last used the idea in a smaller scale

take care

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#4 posted 10-09-2010 06:15 PM

great idea !!!!

-- Joe, Ga

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#5 posted 10-09-2010 06:28 PM

I need a sharpening tool for an inside gouge and was thinking about what I could use to attach some 1200 grit to. I think I just figured it out! PVC!

Beats buying a $30+ stone…

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#6 posted 10-09-2010 06:58 PM

Smart thinking. I must give this a go. Thanks

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#7 posted 10-09-2010 11:04 PM

Nice little trick! Dankie.

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#8 posted 10-10-2010 01:04 AM

I used this years ago but forgot completely about this, Thanks for bringing it up. I’ll be using this again.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#9 posted 10-10-2010 03:33 AM

Great idea for small clamps… and note on SAFETY …be extremely careful in using a power miter saw to cut PVC pipe cutting the pipe to fast may cause the pipe to scatter in to piece or explode into flying pieces. Use a hand saw like Houtje has in his demo pics….BC

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#10 posted 10-10-2010 07:06 AM

great idea….........thanks for the tip!!!

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#11 posted 10-10-2010 04:00 PM

Great idea! Thanks for the tip.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#12 posted 10-11-2010 03:50 AM

excellent! thanks!

-- Clay (Master Kindler) ~ Central VA

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#13 posted 10-11-2010 11:59 AM

Good idea. Thanks.

-- Jiri

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#14 posted 10-12-2010 02:29 AM

excellent idea! thanks!

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#15 posted 11-04-2010 01:22 PM

Very clever, indeed.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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