You Can't Never Have Enough - Wooden Spring Clamps

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Project by Bricofleur posted 12-05-2014 02:34 PM 3940 views 29 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

You can’t never have enough clamps, right ? So I decided to make my own to save some money and still got plenty.

The design is simple and only requires a rubber band to use as a spring and hardwood scraps. The crucial operation is to cut and sand the knuckle smooth and free of bumps so the clamp will work easily and properly.

I chose and used ash because of its straight grain.

More photos and construction details on this page of my blog.

Tkanks for looking.



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

14 comments so far

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#1 posted 12-05-2014 02:52 PM

Great idea! One good looking clamp there.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#2 posted 12-05-2014 03:40 PM

Very smart and extremely cheap solution!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 12-05-2014 03:54 PM

Wow. That is nice. Very usefull. Thank for share…try to copy. Congratulation

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#4 posted 12-05-2014 05:47 PM

always innovative
and well thought out simple solutions

excellent serge

-- 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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#5 posted 12-05-2014 06:16 PM

Hello Serge
Nice design

The color of the ruban band is a must

I like this blue

Thanks for sharing

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

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#6 posted 12-05-2014 08:31 PM

You did a fantastic job on this clamp, great idea I will try one of these

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#7 posted 12-05-2014 09:06 PM

Thank you all, guys, for your comments. This simple one had to be shared !



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

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#8 posted 12-05-2014 10:41 PM

Great Idea Serge! Thanks for Posting.


-- LIFE is what happens when you're planning on doing Other Things!

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#9 posted 12-05-2014 10:58 PM

Very clever Serge and like many good inventions, very simple too. Thanks for sharing this with us. I can almost wait to make one of these until I need it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 12-05-2014 11:06 PM

Just saw this in shop notes, brilliant idea. Much more durable than those cheap plastic ones.

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#11 posted 12-06-2014 01:18 AM

As a potential free and longer lasting rubber band you could use Bicycle inner tubes. I like Your idea and will steal it.

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#12 posted 12-06-2014 04:58 AM

Gonna have to remember this one. Never have too many clamps.

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

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#13 posted 12-06-2014 11:30 PM

good job
I’ll make some of these

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#14 posted 12-07-2014 01:01 AM

Serge: you are the king of fab. Gr8 thinking and engineering

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

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