Handscrew clamps

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Project by peterrum posted 07-19-2011 02:26 AM 6247 views 10 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found a Veritas Handscrew Kit at a garage sale a few months ago and had some time today to make them. The kit comes with the the threaded rods, the pivoting nuts and the handles, all I had to do was find a good piece of wood and get to it. I had a piece of spalted Maple which was about the right size and the spalting was not soft like it so often can be. So I cut it to size, drilled, mortised with a chisel, sanded and coated it with BLO. Added all the hardware and now have a couple more clamps for the shop. Not bad for a buck and a bit of time.

-- Carpe Diem

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#1 posted 07-19-2011 02:42 AM

Nice addition to your clamping arsenal, I like the octogon handles.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#2 posted 07-19-2011 02:43 AM

Great garage sale find and build. They look great.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 07-19-2011 02:44 AM

wow these look great!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#4 posted 07-19-2011 02:59 AM

Great score! Couldn’t help but notice your championship shop, too.

-- Jay in Changsha

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#5 posted 07-19-2011 03:03 AM

Who finds a LV handscrew kit at a garage sale? What’s going on? :)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#6 posted 07-19-2011 07:07 AM

ya i agree with bertha,
i want to go to this “garage sale”

-- Ben L

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#7 posted 07-20-2011 01:20 PM

I gotta go to those type garage sales. Great clamps.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#8 posted 07-21-2011 05:11 AM

Those remain my favorite kind of clamps! Good Work on those.

-- Jim, Nebraska

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#9 posted 04-05-2013 07:27 PM

Very nice!

-- Ken from Ft Hood, TX

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