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Old Clamps #2: Two more ebay finds while window shopping

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 05-25-2013 10:17 AM 990 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Antique or Old Clamps Part 2 of Old Clamps series Part 3: Home Style bar clamps »

I always enjoy seeing slightly different designs in old bar clamps. These two were found on eBay. The top one looks like the seller put the moveable stops on the wrong way though. Wait, Stops? Plural? I guess the seller really doesn’t know and put two stops on one clamp.

The bottom one reminds me quite a lot of the pair I made a while ago. If I could make wooden threads, maybe I’d go into manufacturing these, aging them and putting them up. Shipping would be murder, plus most of these don’t even get a bid.

-- - Ni faru ion el ligno!



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nomercadies

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#1 posted 05-25-2013 01:36 PM

I always wanted to make wooden threads. I even bought a couple items on E-Bay that were supposed to make them. You know, the box with the cutter positioned along a threaded hole and a tap of the same size and thread … I just never got the hang of it. Why do you want wooden threads? For the authenticity of it all? Maybe a captured t-nut and threaded rod would be a later version of the same thing … I really like tools like these and use them when I am able. I keep such mid-evil tools in my wood torturing room. Wood Dungeon if you will.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#2 posted 05-25-2013 01:37 PM

If you get the hang of making wooden threads, I would love to follow your adventure.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#3 posted 05-25-2013 05:38 PM

#nomercadies,

Main reason I’d think like to make my own threads is so that I wouldn’t need to buy threaded rod. Also, my antique-looking clamps would be authentic, (if not clever). It’s probably just another of my symptoms…

-- - Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#4 posted 05-26-2013 02:10 AM

Well, if you get into it, I’d really like to learn as you go.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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