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Blog entry by Nighthawk posted 01-15-2012 12:07 PM 5019 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Was given an old wood clamp with a steel runner the other day was a bit worse for wear, it was being thrown out…but but but it is still functionable. Anyway today I decided to give it a bit of a tidy up, I decided instead of replacing the bits I would just sand them as I found out as well the clamp is over 100 years old. So it would be cool to keep the orginal and with its battle scars and all.

Before the sanding and re-oil…

All I did was give it a light sand including the running stem and then used linseed polishing oil for a protective coating and put the old work horse of a clamp back to work.

light sand and clean stem… reoiled.

My friend said why don’t you replace the clamping heads… well it wouldn’t be the orinal then I said… Like grand-dads old axe out the back… its been in the family for generations… it’s 150 years young… even though it has had 5 new handles and 3 new axe heads… but the same axe and as good as the day it was made 150 years ago… lol I even put back the orginal split pin (though this has been changed over the years)

Old work horse still going strong…

The good thing I like about this clamp is that it doesn’t over clamp and bruise the the wood you are clamping… and it is quicker to actually clamp than the moder twist F-Clamps…

I may make another one, copying this one as a template, and see if I can make it all out of wood… which wood be cool… Pun intended.

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ... http://www.wackywoodworks.co.nz



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#1 posted 01-15-2012 02:09 PM

Nicely done.I enjoy reading and seeing pictures of these things.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#2 posted 01-15-2012 09:19 PM

you did right in not over doing it :-)
congrat´s with the new jewlry

Dennis

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#3 posted 01-19-2012 03:58 PM

A great restoration.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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