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Project by prez posted 02-26-2021 09:36 PM 751 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hey jocks…...it’s been a few years since my last post! Just thought I’d check in

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Phil32

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#1 posted 02-26-2021 10:42 PM

Yes, some of us started with wooden clamps like that, but the threaded rods were wood too.

-- Phil Allin - There are woodworkers and people who collect woodworking tools. The woodworkers have a chair to sit on that they made.

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Andre

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#2 posted 02-27-2021 12:48 AM

LOL! I bought all the hardware then came across some on clearance. they do have some unique uses! Nice Job!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#3 posted 02-27-2021 01:50 AM

Cool project

-- Eric, building the dream

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woodbutcherbynight

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#4 posted 02-27-2021 02:44 AM

Many uses, love home made tools.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#5 posted 02-27-2021 05:22 AM

Like others, I’ve learned just how useful these old world clamps work. My regret is that I did not the value of them in my youth.

It’s wonderful that your are trying to pass on what fine tools these old schools truly are.

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RCCinNC

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#6 posted 02-27-2021 02:29 PM

Handles are sweet! These type clamps are wonderful tools and often sadly forgotten in the modern shop.

I have a few…including a couple of really small ones I gave as gifts to a few woodworking friends as a joke. Turns out they’re not a joke at all. For small stuff, they’re quite useful. I do tend to have a problem keeping them parallel as I tighten them down. I always seem to twist one handle the wrong way, likely because I don’t use them enough for it to become second nature….it just feels more natural to rotate them in opposing directions. Still, to get compression along a broad surface, these old school clamps are indispensable.

From where did you purchase the kit? Was it just the hardware? Might look into adding a few more to the collection…

Welcome back!

-- Live to putter...putter to live!

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Foghorn

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#7 posted 02-27-2021 05:10 PM

Nice job. I have some of the tiny, 2” or so metal ones up to 12”. Very useful for many tasks including as a vise for smaller stuff and then just clamp to your bench or in your larger vise.

-- Darrel

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#8 posted 02-27-2021 05:53 PM

RCCinNC:
Don’t twist the handles, rotate the tool! The jaws will stay parallel throughout the range.

I have one that gets used all the time. I like the fact that 1/4 turn goes from tight to free. When I drill pipes I drill a dozen. Holding a 1×1x4 pipe steady is a trick. I use the wooden clamps to hold the pipe against the fence. They release instantly for fast workpiece changes.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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RCCinNC

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#9 posted 02-27-2021 10:18 PM


RCCinNC:
Don t twist the handles, rotate the tool! The jaws will stay parallel throughout the range.

I have one that gets used all the time. I like the fact that 1/4 turn goes from tight to free. When I drill pipes I drill a dozen. Holding a 1×1x4 pipe steady is a trick. I use the wooden clamps to hold the pipe against the fence. They release instantly for fast workpiece changes.

- Madmark2


Ha! That part I got …it’s just for some reason I find myself staring at the darn thing once I have it in place for the final snug, especially when trying to get consistent pressure along the entire face of the clamp, and then doing exactly the opposite of what I need be doing. Just one of those defective noggin issues…; )
Used my little “joke” 2 inchers this afternoon. Perfect for the task. Going to go look around the web to see if I can find those kits.

-- Live to putter...putter to live!

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David

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#10 posted 02-28-2021 03:18 AM

Yup. Use mine more than any other clamp that I have. Easy: turn one screw and get them parallel, spin them (rotate the tool: back screw in right hand ~ righty – tighty. Check opening size with back end of clamp. Put it in place and tighten the back screw: again righty – tighty. You get more pressure tightening the back screw. Best clamps ever

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