Why a woodworker needs lots of clamps.

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Project by Pete_Jud posted 05-03-2009 10:53 PM 2801 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When gluing a door frame into a movable wall panel last week I needed a few clamps. Now when the better half bugs me when spending cash for more clamps, I can just show here this picture. The panel is a honeycomb material made at a local mill. In this case its faces on both sides with 1/4 MDF. Interesting stuff to work with. This 4×9 x 2.5 panel weighs in at 123 lbs.

-- Life is to short to own an ugly boat.

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#1 posted 05-03-2009 10:56 PM

Hey Pete
The more the better I think last count I was up to 225 and I still run out sometimes. Show this to your wife it should get up to 225 to start.


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#2 posted 05-03-2009 11:05 PM

Pete the more clamps the better.

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#3 posted 05-04-2009 03:04 AM

Nice work!
It really depends on how much clamping work we are prepared to do at a time.
But surely like Jim and BW have said, the more the better.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 05-04-2009 03:17 AM

wait… was that a rhetorical question?

the way I see it – the fact that Jet, Bessey, Jorgensen, Irwin, and others keep on making clamps, means they all end up somewhere (?)... so I guess it’s never enough

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#5 posted 05-04-2009 03:22 AM

Absolutely agree…................As Norm always says “A man can never have enough clamps”. How true it is.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#6 posted 08-11-2009 12:14 AM

The right number of clamps is just a few more, then two of thoes new ones.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#7 posted 08-11-2009 12:17 AM

After you have enough. You run out and need more.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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