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I thought that I might start to make a few homemade mini clamps to use for shipbuilding and I remember that on the old site I came across a wooden clamp that was in the shape of a C and used a bolt and washer and a nut. It was used in some way in the framing process. Do you think I can find it now? No. I have done a Google search for images etc... I can't find at all.

 

So, I thought why not place a post on MSW and lets see all of the mini or not so mini clamping systems that the users have made.

 

So lets see if we can help each other and show some pictures and share some ideas. I sure would like to see some of the contractions that members have come up with.

 

Sorry, I can't be the first because I haven't made one yet, :D  

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I would like to second that. I know I've seen some really neat clamps by Danny Vadas and would love to see an instruction sheet on how he made those neat little clamps, but I know he must be busy rebuilding his logs. I also saw some neat clamps on another builder's log page but don't remember where.

 

So if any of you have the time, thanks.

 

Alex

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Check EdT's Naiad build log.  I think they may have come from him.

 

Mark

 

I checked EdT's Naiad log and I did see a couple of clamps that looked homemade and very nice, but they were not the ones that I was searching for. 

 

By the way, I like the way the new site looks and handles. I was able to look up his posts very easy.

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I would like to second that. I know I've seen some really neat clamps by Danny Vadas and would love to see an instruction sheet on how he made those neat little clamps, but I know he must be busy rebuilding his logs. I also saw some neat clamps on another builder's log page but don't remember where.

 

So if any of you have the time, thanks.

 

Alex

Alex

 

You're right. Danny Vadas has made some nice clamps and has pictures of them under his HMS Vulture build. He does mention that someday he will make a post on how he made them. That would be nice to have.

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The clamps that I was thinking about were something like the picture below. I'm not a very good artist. :D I know that I saw something like this somewhere on the old site. It was used by placing between the frames to hold down the planking while gluing in place or whatever else. I thought it was a great little clamp and would like to make some. Which I will do. Anyway, if anyone has some pictures of clamping devices they have made, please share. Thanks

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Hmm... is that the one with the toothpick that holds from the other side of the frame?  

 

Mark

 

I know what you mean there, but I think it was just the washers that held it in place on the underside and on the top of the frame. The washers being big enough to straddle the two frames. The wood piece just big enough to go between the frames.

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