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Forum topic by Betsy posted 12-10-2011 06:28 AM 3133 views 1 time favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Betsy

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12-10-2011 06:28 AM

Topic tags/keywords: clamps

Okay I can honestly say I’ve looked over a lot of the internet, can’t say I’ve searched it all because that would be impossible. I’m hoping one of you may have an idea where I can find clamps such as the two pictured here.

The grips on these are perfect for me, but I can’t find them. The two I have came with some tool kit, but that kit is long gone.

There is a number on the side that I’ve looked up 1430-3” Adjustable is all that’s one the clamp to identify it.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

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#1 posted 12-10-2011 07:19 AM

Routerforums.com were selling them some time ago, Betsy….but why dont you fashion some on your lathe !

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#2 posted 12-10-2011 07:20 AM

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#3 posted 12-10-2011 07:38 AM

Thanks for the links. John, while I still do have a mini lathe, with my physical issues it’s not a safe tool for me any longer. Nice idea though. :-) I’ll check out these links and see what I can find.

Thanks

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#4 posted 12-10-2011 10:28 PM

Doc – those are the exact ones. Thanks for the link. I’m going to be buying several.

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#5 posted 12-11-2011 01:45 AM

Betsy,

Here’s a suggestion for you….before paying that high price for the clamps (by the way I have 4 also just like that…lol) take the size you like, remove the cross-piece in the handle for tightening it up, take a dowel the length you want, drill a hole down the center to fit the threaded rod (determine the depth you’ll need), epoxy it in, then take a rubber tip, like on a cane, or a pair of crutches, and epoxy it on….you’re good to go, and lot less expensive….I’ve made a 1/2 dozen like that, and they work good…...just a suggestion to save you $$$$$$.......

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#6 posted 12-11-2011 04:50 AM

What a great idea Rick. I’ll give it a go.

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 12-11-2011 05:40 AM

I saw some where someone had pinned a golf ball for a handle on this site. I would think any rubber ball should work depending on the size you like.

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Rick Dennington

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#8 posted 12-11-2011 09:43 PM

Betsy,

If you try it, and you like it, and it works for you, be sure and post some pics so we can see the finished items…..I’ve made mine like I described to you about 7-8 years ago, and they are still holding…... here’s a couple of pics of the ones I made..might give you an idea or two…..lol

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#9 posted 12-12-2011 12:54 AM

Rick – thanks for the pics. I’ve got some dowel rod that I’m going to try this with. I’ll post some pics when I get them done. I knew my fellow LJ’s would come through with some ideas. It’s the little things like this that will keep me in the shop longer. So muchos gracias!

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#10 posted 12-19-2011 02:27 AM

Just an update – I took Rick’s advice and tried the dowel rod and chair leg cover. I think this is definitely going to work for me.

thanks for all the help. This just shows how much our little community helps each other. I had a problem – put it on the site and you all came through with a solution.

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#11 posted 12-19-2011 07:27 AM

Great Betsy…...I’m glad they are working out for you….I knew they would if you made a few…..Nice going…..and you even saved a couple of bucks, too…..:)

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