Inspired by lumberjock Dave Rutan. Thanks Dave! I made these clamps from scrap pine and plywood.
I also made the handles a bit over-sized for a better grip and added a nut to the end for a wrench during the times I need some extra clamping pressure.
The bar and front jaw
You can never have enough clamps, right?
I have an odd assortment of bar clamps, including some homemade clamps I made from 25mm (1 Inch) square tubing and a few wooden clamps that work with wedges. I also have some cheap pipe clamps of which the back jaw keeps on...
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