Homemade clamps

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Project by geekwoodworker posted 12-10-2016 10:46 PM 9146 views 19 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed more clamps but the darn things are getting too expensive so I decided to make some. I made two types. The parallel and bar clamps. I really like the parallel clamps. They work awesome.

I got the idea from tysonK.

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#1 posted 12-10-2016 10:51 PM

Nicely done! Yes good clamps are extremely expensive. Sometimes the H-F ones are great and sometimes the “same” clamp is just plain junk!

I like your design and may end up making some of them too. A big THANK YOU for the idea.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 12-11-2016 12:22 AM

nice work and good idea

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#3 posted 12-11-2016 01:40 AM

Making your own clamps is a great idea. Nicely done!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 12-11-2016 04:01 AM

Nice set of clamps. You saved yourself a bunch by making them and you appreciate them more if you make them your self!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 12-11-2016 07:26 AM

Love those parallel clamps! I thought of making a few sets for myself as well and make them even more versatile by having several lengths of pipe predrilled at the ready. Then I’ll only have to put the heads onto the longer pipes as needed.

-- D.

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#6 posted 12-11-2016 01:49 PM

These clamps are amazing and so nicely done and exhibit some great craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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