Homemade Pipe Clamp

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Hello Folks,
In Brazil we can’t find pipe clamps at stores.Sometimes you can find at web but the price can reach $ 60.
I made some using wood and wood screws.It works very well and the force is pretty well too.I prefer 3/4” pipe clamps.

I made some using a steel screw too (instead of wood screw) .I have originals Pony Pipe Clamps too and the wooden works nicely.

It starts using a steel coupling

Little work to fit at the hole

Making the hole using 35 mm Forstener bit

The pin locks the coupling

3/4” thread

The hole here is 28mm (the pipe can slide free).

I made the inclination in both directions without any important diference in how it tight the pipe

Thanks for attention

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#1 posted 11-22-2013 04:23 AM

very nice, I like when you can make instead of buy.

-- Jack of many, master of none.

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#2 posted 11-22-2013 11:45 AM

Awesome! You have inspired me on this one. One never has enough clamps, always one less than needed.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#3 posted 11-22-2013 12:31 PM

very good. i like what you did. it seems like a lot of work however the rewards will last for a long time. also you saved money and will have pleasant thoughts as you use whatever tool you make. congrats

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#4 posted 11-22-2013 12:37 PM

Thank for joining ! Nice clamp.


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#5 posted 11-22-2013 12:50 PM

Nice design and build on these clamps. Great work.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#6 posted 11-22-2013 02:35 PM

WOW, I like that

-- Gerry (the beginner), Gatineau, QC, Canada

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Joe Weaver

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#7 posted 11-22-2013 05:15 PM

great idea

-- Joe, Ga

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#8 posted 11-22-2013 06:35 PM

Thanks for all comments.

I used dense brazilian hardwood.

Here more pictures of my clamps:

The Loctite avoid the small screw to loose during using day by day

I was thinking the inclination in oposite side of pipe force is better,but,to me it didn’t make any diference in pipe tighting.I always avoid any abuse in forces using all my clamps.A well done joint comes together easily.Sometimes glue can do a hidraulic force,so a small hole can permit the glue leave the joint interior.

5/8” threaded rod

The other way to do it:

You can see inside the jar a piece of solid steel with thread inside.You can do using this kind of thread too.Make a perpendicular hole to find the threaded rod hole.It is much dificult to do but works well as all showed.

Thanks for attention

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#9 posted 11-22-2013 06:40 PM

Great idea and really well done,thanks for sharing.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#10 posted 11-22-2013 10:57 PM

love it. Excellent job.


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#11 posted 11-22-2013 10:59 PM

You may not have pipe clamps in Brazil, but sure have some beautiful wood there, a great country and wonderful people. I love to visit there one of these days.


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#12 posted 11-22-2013 11:12 PM

great adaptation!

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

View Alask's profile


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#13 posted 11-22-2013 11:36 PM

Thanks for all comments.

Before I viseted USA I made all my pipe clamps.After I purchased some there and in comparsion the wooden works pretty well.

We are fortunate about woods and can choose a lot (the prices are diferent of course).

Please everybody include Brazil in a future place to visit.Sorry for no modesty words but this country is very beautifull country and the people are part of this beauty.Very friendlly people.

We are having much to do to be safe (for us and for tourists) as Europe or USA and Canada.But we are working hard in this direction.

My state is neighbor to Rio de janeiro state.The name is Espírito Santo (Saint Spirit)

I live at this state:

Many birds (this is saíra-sete-cores (Tangara seledon) )

Thanks for attention

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 11-23-2013 03:01 AM

Great clamps. I love wooden tools! Use of the metal inserts is neat idea!! cheers, Jim

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

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#15 posted 11-24-2013 09:58 PM

Great solution, looks to be very solid

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

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