|Project by ChuckM||posted 09-22-2011 10:18 PM||2783 views||8 times favorited||8 comments|
This tip has been around for some time. I use this gate-hinge turned clamp to secure small parts for carving, filing or drilling. The hinge clamp is fastened to a hardwood stock which can be clamped to the vise at a comfortable height depending on whether I sit on a bench stool or stand up.
The scrap leather is attached to the hinge leaves with spray adhesive/contact cement.
P.S. The forward part of the moveable arm can be slightly bent to apply even greater clamping pressure if the object to be clamped is not relatively small.
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