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I forget where I got the idea from to make these clamps. It may have been a youtube video. I have seen several woodworkers make them however, and I decided to make some for myself. These are made from reclaimed oak pallet wood. These are pretty easy to make and if you are like me, you never have enough clamps. I added cork to the jaws to keep the clamps from marking the wood.

Thanks for looking and I wish all my fellow Lumberjocks a very Merry Christmas!!

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Very nicely done, thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
 

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Nicely done. How do they hold up? And, Happy Holidays.
 

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They look Osome Lee! I need to make a few of those for my shop too, your right about not having enough clamp!
These look so easy to use too. Just snug them up to your work and rotate the offset! Nice! Thanks for sharing!
And Merry Christmas to you and yours! :)

Tony
 

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nomercadies, they hold up really well.
 

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Thank you for sharing. A great idea and I guess they can be made to any size. ..luv em
 

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These look great. cool clamps.
 

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Thanks guys for your kind words.
Yes oakwood they can be made any size.
 

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These are really nice. I'm sure they didn't cost you an arm n a leg like some o those big-buck ones out there. I'm gonna make some o these myself …........... one o these days.
 

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Nice clamps. Where can i find out how to make them?
 

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Very nice! I used aluminum when I made mine. Nice idea using wood.
 

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Matthew, these aren't as strong as commercial bar clamps, I use them to keep joints tight as the glue dries. I have not measured how much pressure they produce.

Leonard5 here is a rough drawing of the clamp. The head and jaw consist of three pieces. The thickness of the center piece will depend on the thickness of the bar. Hope this is enough information to get you started.
 

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That is so cool. Thanks for the followup.
 
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