Shop-Made Rugged Stubby Clamps

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Project by Bricofleur posted 11-08-2014 10:40 PM 18480 views 40 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Using eight hardwood scraps (from an old chair seat), a bit of epoxy glue and few standard hardware pieces I was able to build myself those four handy clamps. And no way they will mar my projects as C-clamps do !

I could have used nuts and wing-nuts (shown on photo #5) to set and tighten them down, but because of my old arthritis hands I felt better making my own comfortable knobs to apply required clamping pressure without any pain.

I hope you will like them. Thanks for looking.

For all construction details and more photos, check this page of my blog.



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#1 posted 11-08-2014 10:59 PM

you got a winner here serge

simple adjustable and strong

nice !

-- 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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#2 posted 11-08-2014 11:01 PM

cool little clamps ;)

-- Learning one thing at a time

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#3 posted 11-08-2014 11:24 PM


You’re always thinking! Nice job.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 11-08-2014 11:49 PM

Very interesting design. Got to keep this one in mind.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#5 posted 11-09-2014 08:52 AM

Having a secret look at all our chairs… :D

-- Uwe from Germany.

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#6 posted 11-09-2014 12:10 PM

Well those most definately made it to my favourites for future use.

thanks for posting this great project

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#7 posted 11-09-2014 12:42 PM

Very smart idea! They are small and fit in every storage draw, but stil strong and efficient.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 11-09-2014 01:36 PM

Another gr8 use of some scraps. Good stuff Serge.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#9 posted 11-09-2014 03:56 PM

Great tools you made there!
Enjoyed reading the very detailed blog and liked the part about the chair, “full of possibilities” as you said.

Thanks for sharing

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#10 posted 11-09-2014 06:00 PM

Hello Serge

Great tools with scrap wood

Nothing is lost

I like the idea

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#11 posted 11-09-2014 07:25 PM

Another project that shows you great creativity .Nice work Serge

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#12 posted 11-09-2014 09:18 PM

Thank you all guys for your comments. I’m glad you like them.
I forgot to say that three coats of shellac have been applied, reason why they’re so nice besides being handy.

Note: Close to Veterans Day, I stand up to thank all veterans reading these lines and in memory for all who give their life for us to be free !



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#13 posted 11-10-2014 03:06 AM

I really must build this as I own only 2 ‘C’ clamps. All my spring clamps broke!! Thanks for posting this :-)

-- Shaz

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