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Old Clamps #4: Old Wooden C-Clamps

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 06-01-2013 10:29 AM 2684 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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These are a few examples of old clamps I found on a popular auction site.

Until I got into woodworking I didn’t know that C-Clamps could be made out of wood. These two antique examples look very much like those made by at least two YouTubers I’m familiar with. Something worth trying.

Notice the brace inside the throat.

-- - Ni faru ion el ligno!



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nomercadies

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#1 posted 06-01-2013 11:52 AM

How do you cut your wooden threads? What kind of wood would you use? I really like the idea of making my own. I know Mr. Wandel made some that had extra deep throats, but he didn’t use wooden threads. http://woodgears.ca/clamps I am very interested in your journey.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#2 posted 06-01-2013 03:11 PM

#nomercadies,

I didn’t make these clamps—yet. This series is showing photographic examples of old wooden clamps that I occasionally find on eBay. I don’t buy them, but I try to think whether I could manage to make something similar. I thought they might be food for thought for someone.

-- - Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#3 posted 06-01-2013 10:02 PM

Here’s one I wish they still made. How easy it would be to hang it up between tasks.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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