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Forum topic by sIKE posted 07-24-2008 03:37 AM 988 views 1 time favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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sIKE

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07-24-2008 03:37 AM

Topic tags/keywords: humor clamp

With the completion of my last project it was time to get the junk in the corner cleaned up. I had moved a wire shelf into the corner of the shop until I get the bench built. Today it finally departed. In the interim one of its main purposes was to hold my clamps. So I had to pull them all down. As I started to pull them down, it became a game and I started laying them out and arranging them. When it was all said and done this is what I had.

Clamp 1
Clamp 2

Should of thrown the pipe clamps and Rockler Fence Clamp to round things out ;)

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"


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#1 posted 07-24-2008 03:46 AM

You know that you might just start a clamp contest with that picture, don’t you?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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sIKE

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#2 posted 07-24-2008 03:54 AM

I love to see what people collect, mine are mostly cheapies, but have a couple of nice ones.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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Greg Wurst

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#3 posted 07-24-2008 04:04 AM

I’m too lazy to lay them out, but I probably have almost twice as many clamps (half are cheapies). You can never have too many clamps! (especially when the cheap ones go on sale at Harbor Freight).

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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tenontim

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#4 posted 07-24-2008 04:36 AM

Ok, I’ll start it. I’ve got ‘em every where. Guess some day I’ll have them all in one place.


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bbqking

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#5 posted 07-24-2008 04:51 AM

You guys all know that you don’t have nearly enough clamps. Tim, your collection is impressive, but that is not enough. Actually I don’t have any of those little spring clamps. bbqKing

-- bbqKing, Lawrenceville

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#6 posted 07-24-2008 05:26 AM

wow!!!! that is clamps!!! my wife even is amazed…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#7 posted 07-24-2008 05:30 AM

He or she with the most clamps wins.

-- Scott - Chico California http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 07-24-2008 05:44 AM

I can’t say how many, but I do have a few.

But, like everyone else, it’s never enough.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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sIKE

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#9 posted 07-24-2008 05:50 AM

The not so funny part of this, is has slowly dawned on me that I am gonna have to build something for all of the clamps now. That is not supposed to be the next project. Kerfluffle!

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#10 posted 07-24-2008 11:07 AM

I am about to go out & buy a couple of band clamps. There are some great specials around.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Scott Bryan

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#11 posted 07-24-2008 12:04 PM

One of the “problems” that we all with this hobby/profession is that with clamps, tools, jigs etc. we simply never have enough. And as the collection grows, sIKE, we find a need to build a cabinet or cart to store them which in turn creates a need for more tools.:)

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#12 posted 07-24-2008 12:23 PM

Scott, that’s one of the best things about this particular hobby/profession/obsession; it’s a self-feeding addiction. No need for outside influence.

And no, you can never have enough clamps. I’m sitting in the mid 70s at the moment, but when you’ve got a few things going on … well … you could always use a few more.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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GaryK

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#13 posted 07-24-2008 06:06 PM

You could make one like this from a single sheet of plywood:

Click for details

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Al Killian

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#14 posted 07-25-2008 01:08 AM

Now I am going to have to take a pic of mine. If I am lucky, my collection will double in the next week or two.

-- Owner of custom millwork shop

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sIKE

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#15 posted 07-25-2008 01:09 AM

Well here’s wishing you the best of luck!

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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