michael mott Posted December 17, 2013 Share #1 Posted December 17, 2013 (edited) I woke up this morning thinking about Ed Tosti's miniature clamps and one thing led to another. I rummaged through the scrap spring box and made two sizes of clamp. one with a 1/16th steel rod and one with a 2 inch finishing nail. The small wooden block has a clearance hole for the steel rod, depending on the springs one has. the 1/16 rod used some old bic lighter flint springs the bent finishing nail used a tension spring stretched out and then used as a compression spring/ These clamps close to about 1/64 but this design has a lot of possibilities for different openings like miniature bar clamps even The short piece of dowel for the handle is a tight fit I can see that i will be making a few of these using coat hanger wire as well. I made the bend short but I am posotive that a longer bent arm will also work. These will be useful where it is difficult to use a clothes peg type. Michael Edited November 26, 2016 by michael mott captainbob, JMaitri, gjdale and 6 others 9 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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