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Blog entry by robscastle posted 05-22-2016 09:21 AM 1047 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I think this is a gloat, I was clamping up some timber and found my set of sash clamps were too small

I looked up where I could get some and was about to go shopping, when I has a brainwave,I wonder if my woodworking buddy Wally has any?
A bit about Wally, he is 95 YO fit as a fiddle and has a house full of woodworking and metal working machinery. however he doesnt use them any more and wants to sell everything.
So I gave him a call and as luck would have it he was home and after a bit of explaining just what I wanted he said he had some.
He is only about 500m away but by the time I got there he had two out and ready, I said I needed another three and he found three more, total cost $125, Bargain.

-- Regards Robert



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crowie

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#1 posted 05-22-2016 09:45 AM

That’s a great find but the tools and your young mate….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#2 posted 05-22-2016 12:14 PM

You can never have too many clamps

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#3 posted 05-22-2016 01:09 PM

Long clamps can be pretty dang useful ! I obtained several Jourgesons a couple years ago and have only used them twice, but those 2 times they saved my bacon!

One is 8’ long (yes you read that correct, it’s EIGHT FEET long! ) and the other 2 are 6’ long. They came from an old cabinet shop.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#4 posted 05-22-2016 07:39 PM

Rob, i’d say it was Wally to the rescue. Better look around for more needs in your shop.

-- Big Al in IN

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#5 posted 05-25-2016 03:00 PM

Great to have.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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