LumberJocks

Homemade Pipe Clamp

  • Advertise with us
Project by Alask posted 283 days ago 2556 views 11 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Homemade Pipe Clamp
Homemade Pipe Clamp No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

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





16 comments so far

View bkillen's profile

bkillen

15 posts in 328 days


#1 posted 283 days ago

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

-- Jack of many, master of none.

View MasterSergeant's profile

MasterSergeant

1286 posts in 1325 days


#2 posted 283 days ago

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

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

View poospleasures's profile

poospleasures

328 posts in 1120 days


#3 posted 283 days ago

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 love the smell of sawdust in the morning. Vernon

View Dutchy's profile

Dutchy

471 posts in 805 days


#4 posted 283 days ago

Thank for joining ! Nice clamp.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

View Oldtool's profile

Oldtool

1786 posts in 827 days


#5 posted 283 days ago

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

View grenger's profile

grenger

185 posts in 2003 days


#6 posted 283 days ago

WOW, I like that

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

View Joe Weaver's profile

Joe Weaver

401 posts in 2323 days


#7 posted 283 days ago

great idea

-- Joe, Ga

View Alask's profile

Alask

41 posts in 296 days


#8 posted 283 days ago

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

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112027 posts in 2213 days


#9 posted 283 days ago

Great idea and really well done,thanks for sharing.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View mrjinx007's profile

mrjinx007

1382 posts in 404 days


#10 posted 283 days ago

love it. Excellent job.

-- earthartandfoods.com

View mrjinx007's profile

mrjinx007

1382 posts in 404 days


#11 posted 283 days ago

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.

-- earthartandfoods.com

View PurpLev's profile

PurpLev

8476 posts in 2285 days


#12 posted 283 days ago

great adaptation!

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

View Alask's profile

Alask

41 posts in 296 days


#13 posted 283 days ago

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

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

11341 posts in 1742 days


#14 posted 282 days ago

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!!

View NormG's profile

NormG

4114 posts in 1640 days


#15 posted 281 days ago

Great solution, looks to be very solid

-- Norman

showing 1 through 15 of 16 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase