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Spring Clamps For Strippers

Discussion in 'Strippers, Stitch-n-Glue, and Other Wood Composite' started by Jim Dodd, Feb 23, 2018.

  1. Jim Dodd

    Jim Dodd LOVES Wooden Canoes

    After seeing similar clamps on Amazon for $15, I decided to make my own. They work great to hold strip,especially Bead and Coved strips, together, while glue dries.

    I bought 2" Spring clamps for $1 a piece at Menard's, and Home Depot. The narrowest Bicycle inner tube from Walmart, $3.88, I get 12 strips from one tube. Some 1/4" OD plastic tubing for $.09 a foot, and Zip ties I already had.
    Here's pics of my assembly.

    Start by cutting the inner tube into 6 1/2" strips. You will get 12 strips of tube, from one inner tube.

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    Cut plastic tubing into 1" pieces.
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    Hold the jaws open with a clamp. Then Bend two 4" 20D nails as shown. These are tools to spread the inner tube strips over the jaws of the Spring clamp.
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    These work Great, and for less than $1.50 I have a great clamp for building Cedar Strippers.

    Jim
     
  2. Kent E. Nord

    Kent E. Nord Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Nice looking set-up Jim. One can never have too many clamps.
     

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