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I got this barrel full of hardwood flooring samples for a dollar and run some pieces through my planer and realized that the finish woes dulling the planer blades very quickly.
Now what to do with all that good hardwood, and here is the first project and I got my dollar back and a very useful clamp which I never seem to have too many of.
The clamp head is a "QUICK ADJUST C CLAMP " cut off and bolted to the wood bar and the rest is standard hard ware off the shelf for a total cost of $ 3.20.
I made two of these from 2 strips of hardwood planed on the back side only and laminated them ,
then cut them in half and drilled 1/4" holes on the bottom side by clamping the pieces back to back and drilling on the seam line .
Easy project and very useful .

THANKS
KIEFER

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Novel idea. This is a useful item and the cost was just right.
 

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Good idea. The would be a great way to make longer ones instead of buying them for $50 a pop !! ;-))
 

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That a pretty good idea and you can't beat the price. Thanks for sharing this
 

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Yep I like this one a lot, great idea Kiefer :)
 

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This is starting to look like a good idea and I hope it will be copied by you guys a lot and I hope to see some additional ideas added to it as time goes by.
I will make a set of these as I glue up a lot of panels etc.but I will use a metal quick adjust clamp not the nylon one I used for this prototype and will add a wood jaw at the clamp end .

Thanks to you all
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Greetings from the socialist capital of America - California.
Great project. Do you have a link to the C clamp vendor?
Lee
Moreno Valley's local has been.
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Hi Lee
The clamp I used is from samona in vancouver canada and I bought it at my local coop store.
Any c clamp will do but I would use the quick adjust type ,saves a lot of cranking .
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KIEFER
 

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I have a similar set that uses any length stock except mine has a bar on top and bottom of project and when you clamp something it applies pressure on ends and top and bottom .Ideal for gluing up table tops.
 

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Really nice idea, and yes a wonderful way to bring scrap into a new life.
Best thoughts,
Mads
 

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Thanks Grandpaj
I sure would like to have a look at the clamp you have .
Sounds very interesting and some pics here would be nice for everybody .

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Thanks for your comment Mads
I am with you on reusing material that will otherwise go to the landfill, and I see too much good new material being discarded at shops because the project is done and nobody wants to store it.
I have pieces laying around from years ago and they drive my imagination for new projects .
Your Japanese chisel box is a wonderful example of this and I would like to thank you for the great blog you did .
Thanks
KIEFER
 

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;-)
 

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Clever as it gets! Thanks for sharing the idea.
 

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What an ingenious idea! Thanks
 

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That is genius. What a practical solution.
 

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Thanks THOMAS
You are always welcome

KIEFER
 

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Thanks TERRY
Good idea for using and recycling and building your clamp inventory but best of all cheap.

KIEFER
 

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Thanks TODD
Practical way for the tool budget too .

KIEFER
 
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