Evolution of a Shop #23: Clamp cart update

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Blog entry by Cory posted 09-13-2011 03:15 PM 8594 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 22: A yard sale? C'mon, man! Part 23 of Evolution of a Shop series Part 24: A couple of shop helpers »

I really didn’t need any new clamps (yeah right) but a guy was liquidating his cabinet shop and posted a Craig’s List ad. He had a bunch of the older style Bessey clamps and some F-style clamps. I offered $100 for everything and he took it. I came home with about 20 new clamps. I had to move around some of the clamps on my rolling clamp cart and make some new holders. Only took about a half hour and now my clamps are resting peacefully in their new home.

Here are the parallel clamps I already had (24” Jorgy’s)

I was laminating some pieces together last night and I needed just about everyone of them, too. Glad I bought them!

That acquisition brings my parallel clamp collection up to a respectable number. I really prefer them to f-style and pipe clamps. I’m not Wood Whisperer deep in clamps, yet, but I’m getting there!

Thanks for looking.


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#1 posted 09-13-2011 03:25 PM

now thats a nice score!

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#2 posted 09-13-2011 03:35 PM

Even if it were only the parallel clamps it was worth it. Good catch

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Rick Dennington

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#3 posted 09-13-2011 05:55 PM

Hey bud,

Well….. you finally made it to the “big boy” crowd….lol. You are now part of the elite group for clamp owners….I was a little worried you weren’t going to make it, but you did, so congrats on the new find. You found a bird’s nest on the ground with that score…... $100…..If you got 3-4 Besseys, you did good, plus the others…..

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#4 posted 09-13-2011 08:04 PM

You suck!!!

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#5 posted 09-13-2011 09:27 PM

Thanks, Rick. I’ve always wanted to be a part of something!

lilredweldingrod: That’s music to my ears!

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#6 posted 09-14-2011 04:29 AM

Cory, that’s too funny…...:)). Me too, but noone would ever let me play…...:)

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....!!

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#7 posted 09-14-2011 05:26 PM

What a deal! Maybe someday my ship (probably more like a life-boat) will come in and I’ll find a deal like that. As far as the Wood Whisperer is concerned, that guy must be independantly wealthy. At least Norm Abrams shop contains tools the common man can afford – for the most part.

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