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Forum topic by TopamaxSurvivor posted 08-08-2015 07:34 AM 1273 views 0 times favorited 29 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-08-2015 07:34 AM

Topic tags/keywords: lost fall off clamp cushions

I finally got tired of looking for the clamp cushions that are always falling off.

So, I decided to turn them around. The one on the left is reversed.

Now when they try to fall off, the bar blocks their escape ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#1 posted 08-08-2015 11:11 AM

Interesting…I will have to try that…Thanks

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#2 posted 08-08-2015 12:16 PM

Gr8 solution

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 08-08-2015 12:44 PM

Sometimes the simplest solutions are the hardest to come by. Thanks for the tip!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 08-08-2015 12:46 PM

Bob, having been a hardworking and successful electrician all of your life, no doubt you are an experienced problem solver. I’ve worked with enough electricians to know how smart they are. Be sure to inform the clamp makers about your improvement to their product. Who knows, maybe you will be rewarded because of it. As you know, one of the best things that we can all do to stay young is to keep on solving problems. This is a simple but great solution to common problem that causes a lot of aggravation to thousands of us woodworkers. How many times have we heard the words – “Why didn’t I/we think of that?” ;-| Hell fire! “Why didn’t the clamp engineers think of that?” ;-|

I quit drinking my Bud Lights and have started drinking O'Doul's – so I’ll just have a couple of O’Doul’s today in honor of your new improvement to a common tool that thousands of us woodworkers use everyday. Here’s to many more years of problem solving for you.

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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#5 posted 08-08-2015 01:19 PM

Very clever – I have a few of those clamp pads missing because I wasn’t smart enough to think of this years ago.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI.

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#6 posted 08-08-2015 01:28 PM

It beats roughing the clamping surfaces and glueing the pads to them,I have also tried double sided tape but your solution seems to be the most effective and least complicated one, well done Bob.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#7 posted 08-08-2015 01:37 PM

Just a heads up:, Saramclahan (#1 poster) is a spammer,she has posted on this thread and on the “workmate of your dream” thread and 20 other threads.I will flag that name where ever I see it.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#8 posted 08-08-2015 01:40 PM

Heh I spent time shoo-gooing mine on, it does keep them from sliding too so I will now say that is why I did it.

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#9 posted 08-08-2015 01:47 PM

Good idea Bob. Funny that the spammers reply was actually fitting.
I usually lose them for weeks at a time and then they turn up.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#10 posted 08-08-2015 02:53 PM

Good idea !

I THINK that HD sells replacements on those pads.

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

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#11 posted 08-08-2015 03:35 PM

Bob, that’s a great idea. I’m definitely going to copy you. Thanks

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#12 posted 08-08-2015 03:36 PM

Great idea! That, and a little super glue oughta darn near make them permanent!

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#13 posted 08-08-2015 04:07 PM

Great idea thanks Topa!

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#14 posted 08-08-2015 06:23 PM

Thanks for the comments and compliments. I am wondering why I didn’t think of that years ago? ;-))

Charles, When you have a couple cold ones in my honor, have a couple more for me since I can’t be there for the toast ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#15 posted 08-09-2015 12:06 AM

Simple is as simple does :)) good thinking Bob.

-- Custom furniture

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