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Forum topic by William Shelley posted 01-20-2017 01:16 AM 1243 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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William Shelley

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01-20-2017 01:16 AM

I clamped up this, sent a picture to a friend. He told me to use more clamps.

Before:

After:

Did I do it right???

-- Woodworking from an engineer's perspective


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#1 posted 01-20-2017 01:20 AM

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#2 posted 01-20-2017 01:26 AM

There is actually a mathematical formula that describes the optimum number of clamps for your shop.

Co = Ca + En(Cs) + 1

Where:
Co = Optimum number of clamps
Ca = Current Number of clamps available
En(Cs) = Sum of the amount of space available in clamp racks, corners or other storage locations

Brian

-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.

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#3 posted 01-20-2017 03:43 AM



There is actually a mathematical formula that describes the optimum number of clamps for your shop.

Co = Ca + En(Cs) + 1

Where:
Co = Optimum number of clamps
Ca = Current Number of clamps available
En(Cs) = Sum of the amount of space available in clamp racks, corners or other storage locations

Brian

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Did I mention Mathematics was never my strong point in school? ROFL

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#4 posted 01-20-2017 04:37 AM

I think you missed a few spots, can I help?

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#5 posted 01-20-2017 11:07 AM

It’s true…..There’s probably near 800 clamps of all descriptions in the shop. I still, on occasion hear “there isn’t enough clamps”.

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#6 posted 01-22-2017 04:05 PM

wow J and Tony you guys trump me(excuse that word) I only have 200-300 and can barely find room for them.

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#7 posted 01-22-2017 04:10 PM



There is actually a mathematical formula that describes the optimum number of clamps for your shop.

Co = Ca + En(Cs) + 1

Where:
Co = Optimum number of clamps
Ca = Current Number of clamps available
En(Cs) = Sum of the amount of space available in clamp racks, corners or other storage locations

Brian

- bbasiaga

There’s a much easier mathematical formula (same as my guns formula)

Clamps you should own = N+1 where N is the number of clamps you already own.

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JackDuren

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#8 posted 01-22-2017 04:29 PM

It’s not having enough, it’s having enough varieties for each application.

You need to trade all those F-style clamps for Kreg Automaxx clamps.There not as cheap but will save your wrists.

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