Dave's Videos #1: How I made a hand screw clamp

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For my first video, I show how I made a hand screw clamp. This is actually the first of the videos I’ll be putting out in English and Esperanto.

To find the Esperanto video, look in the Ligneroj channel.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#1 posted 292 days ago

Thanks for the video. Maybe I missed it but are you using a construction 2X4 for this project?

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#2 posted 292 days ago

dpwalker, Yes, normal construction 2×4. Written instructions are forthcoming… eventually.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#3 posted 292 days ago

Great video. Very handy idea.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#4 posted 292 days ago

Very impressive video, Dave.

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#5 posted 292 days ago

Nice video Dave, thanks for showing. I like the idea of trying this, but, what do you think about making a clamp with a little longer reach?

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#6 posted 291 days ago

Oldtool, I’m sure you could make the jaws longer. My jaw pieces are 10 inches which gives a throat depth of about 5 inches. I’m sure you could go as long as 15 inches and it would still work fine.

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#7 posted 169 days ago

Nice job, thanks

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