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Shop Doings #1: How many clamps?

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Blog entry by SalvageCraft posted 02-27-2012 12:46 AM 1345 reads 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I started on a small project tonight. I guess I got a little carried away with the clamps. Somewhere after the first ten, I just got curious to see how many more would fit. The really disturbing part is, I’ve forgotten what I was even making, and I can’t see through the tangle of clamps well enough to make any guesses! So, off to hang out on LJs…

-- Jesse --



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Dave

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#1 posted 02-27-2012 01:06 AM

You still could have got a big c clamp in the middle;) Post pic’s when you un clamp it and find whats in the center.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#2 posted 02-27-2012 01:21 AM

Agree with Dave – room for a few more in there…......

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Martyroc

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#3 posted 02-27-2012 01:26 AM

Never enough clamps! At least whenever I need them, Whatever your making i would guesss will be held togethre quite well.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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boxcarmarty

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#4 posted 02-27-2012 01:35 AM

I made one of those once. I called mine a clamp holder…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#5 posted 02-27-2012 01:38 AM

Thats is clearly a Frankenclamp. I have built a few before, but they all turn out different.

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#6 posted 02-27-2012 01:42 AM

this is a small box i made

i have used up to 48 for larger ones

you have to have them all ready
and do them in the proper sequence
or they interfere with each other
and only snug them first
then tighten each one around and around
for the parts to slide home
before the glue kicks

AND KEEP THEM OUT OF THE GLUE !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Dave

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#7 posted 02-27-2012 01:46 AM

Jesse you loose, David has you beat. And he remembered what was in the middle.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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boxcarmarty

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#8 posted 02-27-2012 01:51 AM

That’s a dandy clamp holder Patron…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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patron

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#9 posted 02-27-2012 02:09 AM

here is the real holder marty

i only have 8 of each now
from 6” to 5’ (just 4 of the 5’)

and keep them ready for use
before putting them home
with the shoe extended
and some thread at the crank
so i can back them if needed
to get them off

(the ex got 4 of each when we broke up)
but i keep dreaming of the day
when i get 12 again

when i have the black iron pipes cut
i have them thread both ends
and have connectors to extend them

i used them for a 50’ wall once
to bring it to the numbers

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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woodworm

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#10 posted 02-27-2012 02:18 AM

I don’t twink think your making a clamp holder Jesse, coz it shd come in handy if it is. Meaning, we must not unfasten a clamp to use the other clamps.

ha ha ha….I dont even know why I put the word “twink” before “think”...LOL

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#11 posted 02-27-2012 02:42 AM

David, I don’t think you need every clamp you have for every project LMAO ;-) Hell i used my table saw fence and a small hydraulic jack together for a clamp once.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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SalvageCraft

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#12 posted 02-27-2012 04:46 AM

Dave – you’re right, a big C clamp does fit right in the middle of it. Looks like I got myself a new clamp holder!

-- Jesse --

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Dave

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#13 posted 02-27-2012 05:05 AM

Now thats funny!

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#14 posted 02-27-2012 10:15 AM

The best rule is to keep putting on clamps until there is no room for more!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 02-27-2012 08:57 PM

I hope you didn’t glue a clamp together

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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