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Forum topic by richgreer posted 04-08-2010 06:08 PM 1258 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-08-2010 06:08 PM

I responded to a Craig’s list listing and discovered an estate sale. I found these 4 clamps and offered them $30. They said “sold”.

My original thought was to not use the clamps with the wooden threads. I would just display them. However, I think they are totally functional and one of them is really big (16”).

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#1 posted 04-08-2010 08:09 PM

You know what….......

I acquired about 15 or so of these old hand screw clamps with wooden screws about 4 years ago from a friend of mine. He was clearing out some things from his older casting company because the state had purchased the land to widen a state highway. He was going to take them out back and burn them. (shutter!)

I don’t have a dime in them and use them all the time. Most of them were made by the Grand Rapids Hand Screw Company which operated in the late 1800’s up to the early 1920’s. Guess I’m really lucky to get them before he sent them up in smoke, eh?

-- Dave Haynes, Indiana,

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#2 posted 04-08-2010 08:25 PM

Ok… I’m a little jealous on this one :)

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#3 posted 04-08-2010 11:59 PM

I don’t think you’ll have any problems using them , they look to be in great shape . There’s a company (Bigwoodvise) making wooden bench vices that are pretty popular right now . So don’t let the wooden threads stop you from using them .

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