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Project by Yonatan24 posted 05-13-2016 03:30 PM 859 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi. This is my first post here—Please let me know if I’m accidentally doing something that isn’t allowed :)

If you’re a woodworker, You know woodworking clamps are expensive. As a 13 year old DIY’er, I don’t have a big budget, So I wanted to share two of my homemade C-Clamps.

I’m pretty sure I made them out of either oak or beech, But I’m not sure. I made them both with the basic Hand-Tools that I have, And glued and screwed them.

As you can see in the pictures, Not only are they awesome, But were also FREE, Meaning that… Well… They’re Awesome!

I DO NOT want to spam, But if anyone is interested in more information, And a full Tutorial on how to make it, You can click this link: http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Wooden-C-Clamp-DIY-Woodworking-Tools/

Please let me know if you have any questions

-- Yonatan24, http://www.instructables.com/member/Yonatan24





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Lanaug

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#1 posted 05-13-2016 03:43 PM

those are pretty nice and very innovative. The problem you will most likely encounter is when the glue fails. A long grain glued to end grain is not very strong. You can stick a few screws in to help reinforce the glue.

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swirt

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#2 posted 05-13-2016 04:52 PM

Looks good. I see in the photo of it on the rack that it does have a screw in the body as Lanaug was suggesting.

One suggestion to improve them a bit, File the head of the bolt flat and put it in the hole the other way around do it becomes the clamp pad. The larger surface area will help reduce how much it damages the thing you are clamping.
You’t have to drill the handle hole at the other end, but that would not hurt the performance.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Matt

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#3 posted 05-14-2016 11:58 PM

great creativity! Keep it up!

Just FYI: Harbor Freight is a great place to get cheap clamps: http://www.harborfreight.com/6-in-quick-release-bar-clamp-62239.html

They are hard to beat.

-- I do this for fun.

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Yonatan24

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#4 posted 05-15-2016 09:57 AM



those are pretty nice and very innovative. The problem you will most likely encounter is when the glue fails. A long grain glued to end grain is not very strong. You can stick a few screws in to help reinforce the glue.

- Lanaug

I’ve entered big screws, I wrote that in the article and the Instructable

-- Yonatan24, http://www.instructables.com/member/Yonatan24

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Yonatan24

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#5 posted 05-15-2016 09:58 AM



great creativity! Keep it up!

Just FYI: Harbor Freight is a great place to get cheap clamps: http://www.harborfreight.com/6-in-quick-release-bar-clamp-62239.html

They are hard to beat.

- Matt

Unfortunately HF doesn’t exist where I live :(


-- Yonatan24, http://www.instructables.com/member/Yonatan24

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Yonatan24

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#6 posted 05-15-2016 09:58 AM



Looks good. I see in the photo of it on the rack that it does have a screw in the body as Lanaug was suggesting.

One suggestion to improve them a bit, File the head of the bolt flat and put it in the hole the other way around do it becomes the clamp pad. The larger surface area will help reduce how much it damages the thing you are clamping.
You t have to drill the handle hole at the other end, but that would not hurt the performance.

Good idea, Thanks.
- swirt


-- Yonatan24, http://www.instructables.com/member/Yonatan24

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