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FINALLY A TIP I CAN USE FROM WOODSMITH

by GR8HUNTER
posted 10-04-2018 11:46 PM


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jeffswildwood

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#1 posted 10-04-2018 11:53 PM

That inner tube clamp idea is awesome. I am going to remember that.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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pottz

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#2 posted 10-04-2018 11:57 PM

yeah that spring clamp idea is great,a heck of a lot cheaper than rocklers.thanks for sharing this tony i might have to re subscribe.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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GR8HUNTER

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#3 posted 10-04-2018 11:59 PM



yeah that spring clamp idea is great,a heck of a lot cheaper than rocklers.thanks for sharing this tony i might have to re subscribe.

- pottz


I was thinking the other day about taking my name off now kind of glad I did not :<))

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#4 posted 10-05-2018 12:03 AM

It is a neat idea.

But I already have a bunch of the Fastcap 3-way clamps. They’re much cheaper than the Rockler version.

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lew

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#5 posted 10-05-2018 01:25 AM

One of the better tips.

Thanks for the heads up!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Woodknack

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#6 posted 10-05-2018 03:47 AM

Son of a … that is a good tip. Also, who the heck are those two dudes?

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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GR8HUNTER

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#7 posted 10-05-2018 01:50 PM



Son of a … that is a good tip. Also, who the heck are those two dudes?

- Woodknack


not sure Rick the other day they had a girl on :<))
NO not in a bikini LOL

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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moke

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#8 posted 10-05-2018 01:56 PM

I live in Iowa and Woodsmith has “seminars” in their store on Thurs night in the fall/ winter. Even though I live 125 miles from them, I attend a couple a year. The guys on the show often host or teach the seminar. Don, the guy that is the head guy on the show, is one of the owners of the store, magazine, and show. He was in the store the last time we were there and mentioned that their were going to be several new faces on the show this season. I wanted to ask why, but didn’t. They have a very extensive shop where the magazine is located, where they make the furniture and jigs in the magazine and there are quite a few guys that work in there and occasionally host the seminars too, I assume that the new faces are those folks. All in all, Woodsmith is a good place and very friendly, and I enjoy them. There has been some buying and selling of magazine companies in Des Moines lately….specifically Meredith publishing, I am hoping that it does not effect Woodsmith. (Meredith publishes a bunch of very familar magazines including Better Homes and Garden)

If anyone knows, please post it…..there used to be a guy that worked for Meredith on here…....

-- Mike

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GR8HUNTER

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#9 posted 10-05-2018 02:55 PM

thanks for the info Mike :<))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Steve

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#10 posted 10-05-2018 03:28 PM

I noticed this trick the other week, while watching a youtube video. Very ingenious

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Planeman40

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#11 posted 10-05-2018 05:24 PM

Years ago back in the early 1960s I had a friend who was building a home-built airplane. He often used long strips of inner tube cut lengthwise in a spiral around the outer diameter of the inner tube to wrap and bind (like a rubber band) awkward assemblies and pieces while gluing. I was a little wary at first, but it worked very well and bound up everything tightly.

-- Always remember: It is a mathematical certainty that half the people in this country are below average in intelligence!

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robscastle

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#12 posted 10-05-2018 07:42 PM

I also thought this was a worthile tip and cut up a tube to have a try.
But my son went berko when he saw his bike.

Absolutely no appreciation of talent, just look at that nice stand I built for him!

I have also seen some new face lately maybe its a new guard as the original guys take a more managerial role.
Check out these young guys.

-- Regards Rob

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#13 posted 10-05-2018 08:14 PM

Nice tip; thanks.

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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moke

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#14 posted 10-08-2018 05:20 PM

BTW, if you ever go to woodsmith or the .com they have some of the most awesome metal rulers ever! As everything at Woodsmith, they are not cheap, but well worth the $$$$...
Just my .02

-- Mike

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GR8HUNTER

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#15 posted 10-09-2018 02:29 AM



BTW, if you ever go to woodsmith or the .com they have some of the most awesome metal rulers ever! As everything at Woodsmith, they are not cheap, but well worth the $$$$...
Just my .02

- moke


was curious about longevity of them rulers Mike :<))
how long did you own yours ?

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Lazyman

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#16 posted 10-09-2018 02:10 PM

I sort of had the same reaction when I saw that WS tip. Most of their email tips are “yeah I knew that” ideas but this one was one of their better ones. Now I won’t be tempted to buy one of Rockler's clamps to have just in case when they put them on sale.

I bought a couple of their rulers a few years ago after I paid for a Shopnotes subscription and they cancelled the magazine a month later. They would not give me a refund so I had to use my credit in their store and bought their 6 & 12 inch rulers. I really like them and are my favorite rulers. The center finder scale is especially handy. My only complaint is that I would like it better if the scale would start from zero on one side from both ends. The scales are easy to read and show no signs of wear with continual use. Unfortunately I keep losing the 6” ruler. It’s been missing for a while now so it must have fallen off the bench into a trash can or gotten swept up with the saw dust.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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GR8HUNTER

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#17 posted 10-09-2018 02:21 PM

them fastcap 3 way ones look nice :<))))

https://www.woodcraft.com/products/fastcap-3-way-clamp?gclid=CjwKCAjwo_HdBRBjEiwAiPPXpNZ_DveYZZVgUXbzfAb_fpaXKPZYqVaSA-avJKpNtOa-5O5Pk9XmIxoC3pMQAvD_BwE

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moke

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#18 posted 10-09-2018 05:06 PM

BTW, if you ever go to woodsmith or the .com they have some of the most awesome metal rulers ever! As everything at Woodsmith, they are not cheap, but well worth the $$$$...
Just my .02

- moke

was curious about longevity of them rulers Mike :<))
how long did you own yours ?

- GR8HUNTER

I have never had any issues with the numbers coming off, I have had one since Moses had short hair, but I continue to buy one everytime I go there, you see I have a tool acquisition problem. So not sure how much some of them have been used…...I probably have 6 or 7….but I also take really good care of all my tools, so I might not be the one to consult. They used to have them a long time ago at a different location, then they went away, but recently they have come back.

-- Mike

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Lazyman

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#19 posted 10-10-2018 05:31 AM



them fastcap 3 way ones look nice :<))))

https://www.woodcraft.com/products/fastcap-3-way-clamp?gclid=CjwKCAjwo_HdBRBjEiwAiPPXpNZ_DveYZZVgUXbzfAb_fpaXKPZYqVaSA-avJKpNtOa-5O5Pk9XmIxoC3pMQAvD_BwE

- GR8HUNTER

That does look nice. I think I like that design better than the rockler one.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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poopiekat

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#20 posted 10-10-2018 01:03 PM

Am I the only surviving human that uses this type of edge clamp?
I swear by them, and they can handle a slight warp and/or heavier gauge solid-wood edging.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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GR8HUNTER

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#21 posted 10-10-2018 01:15 PM



Am I the only surviving human that uses this type of edge clamp?
I swear by them, and they can handle a slight warp and/or heavier gauge solid-wood edging.

- poopiekat


you just might be poopiekat I had never seen these till I watched the video tip then after a quick search found more but these are antiques LOL :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#22 posted 10-10-2018 01:59 PM


Am I the only surviving human that uses this type of edge clamp?
I swear by them, and they can handle a slight warp and/or heavier gauge solid-wood edging.

- poopiekat

you just might be poopiekat I had never seen these till I watched the video tip then after a quick search found more but these are antiques LOL :<))

- GR8HUNTER


i like those but where can you get them?

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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GR8HUNTER

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#23 posted 10-10-2018 02:07 PM

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000

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#24 posted 10-10-2018 02:11 PM

Google 3 way clamps.

Here is what I use:

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pottz

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#25 posted 10-10-2018 02:25 PM



ROCKLER has them but WOW

https://www.rockler.com/3-way-face-clamp?sid=V9146?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=&utm_content=pla&utm_campaign=PL&gclid=Cj0KCQjwxvbdBRC0ARIsAKmec9bFzDE50U1p9X0zCLuK8o_37HE84NoM3l-I1lcHQikhS92e0elHQqIaAmI9EALw_wcB

CRAZY PRICE :<(((((

also here :
https://www.midlandhardware.com/211412.html?dfw_tracker=14396-211412&gclid=Cj0KCQjwxvbdBRC0ARIsAKmec9aazuiPSEE2FUSfsuOU1XRTSrNqiQWwvB1Y6_VKsV4CfoCJKzHwIskaAjKyEALw_wcB

- GR8HUNTER

yeah forget the rockler clamps,very nice but ouchhhh! those midland clamps are fairly reasonable though,may get a few.thanks tony.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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GR8HUNTER

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#26 posted 10-10-2018 02:31 PM

no problem Larry
wow J them are real antiques there LOL :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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poopiekat

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#27 posted 10-11-2018 12:17 PM

The bright metal ones in my post above are genuine Jorgensen ‘Pony’ clamps. I bought them about 1980 from a huge discount place in Massachusetts, paid $5.50 each for them. The others, from China, I can’t remember where I got them, but probably at an antiques show somewhere.

Dunno how the Rockler clamps can give you cancer, but it was disclosed as such.
The Midland clamps look like the way to go! I’ve worked in shops that forced me to use masking tape on solid wood edges, I always hated it.

Remember that the center post on these clamps puts a lot of lateral stress on the screws at either end, and the drawback to them is the possibility of marring your paper-thin veneer on oak plywood. I always used hardboard pads in between.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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Lazyman

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#28 posted 10-11-2018 12:36 PM

What I like about the spring clamps is that you can easily put them on with one hand while holding the strip in place with the other. It would seem that the 3-way C-clamp would take 2 hands to get it positioned. You also have to take care not to dent the surfaces. If you’ve already got some spring clamps and an old inner tube, the WS tip would be a pretty quick way to go, especially if you don’t need them often but the Fastcap clamps look pretty handy. You can get a 5-pack on Amazon for $25 which probably makes them the cheapest ready made option.

Edit: It looks like Woodcraft sells them for $5 apiece as well.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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Lazyman

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#29 posted 10-11-2018 12:46 PM

double post

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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Tony1212

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#30 posted 10-11-2018 12:58 PM



Google 3 way clamps.

Here is what I use:

- jbay

Actually, you could probably make these out of some hardwood and bolts. Hmm…

-- Tony, SW Chicago Suburbs

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GR8HUNTER

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#31 posted 10-11-2018 02:23 PM


Google 3 way clamps.

Here is what I use:

- jbay

Actually, you could probably make these out of some hardwood and bolts. Hmm…

- Tony1212


DOES MAKE THE MIND RACE Tony :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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MrRon

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#32 posted 10-11-2018 03:38 PM

When clamping edging, I have used a C or F clamp and a wood wedge that presses against the edging and wedges against the bar of the clamp. I discovered this when I was frantically looking for a way to clamp the edging.

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lumbering_on

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#33 posted 10-11-2018 11:58 PM


Am I the only surviving human that uses this type of edge clamp?
I swear by them, and they can handle a slight warp and/or heavier gauge solid-wood edging.

- poopiekat

I didn’t even know these things existed. I’ll have to look into them.

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