For the third time this year I have needed 2~3 clamps that are 8 feet long.
I have been perfecting a method of clamping rails to the ends of long
plywood panels without the need of long clamps. One way is to use pocket
hole screws to replace clamps, but then you end up with those holes that
you might have to deal with. Today I perfected my method of using clamps
that are less than 12" long to replace the need of clamps longer than 95".
A picture is worth 1000 words. I will say that the top temporary price of
plywood has PSA sand paper attached on the bottom side to prevent it from
slipping. If you have k-body style clamps remove the handle screw end and
reverse it's orientation on the bar so that you can get a relatively square
Hollar if something is unclear. :-)
That's pretty cool, Leon. I had a similar issue a few projects back and ne
eded a couple of 70" long clamps. I screwed a cleat into one end of a two-
by and drilled a 3/4" hole at the appropriate spot at the other end, into w
hich i inserted one of those handy adjustable LN bench dogs. Worked like m
On Wednesday, October 9, 2013 7:47:01 PM UTC-5, Lee Michaels wrote:
On 10/9/2013 8:41 PM, email@example.com wrote:
As an occasional weekend blunderer, I have a motley assortment of
clamps. I bought a special "clamp extender" for a buck or two at Home
Depot a couple of years ago. The more observant among you should be able
to find it in this photo:
They are still available. Just look in the Plumbing Dept. :) And yes, I
have since learned that there were a number of more standard ways I
might have accomplished this task.
On 10/10/13 11:08 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
If you're getting close to breaking a steel pipe coupler by using it in
a pipe clamp, I would submit...
A. you're using a bulldozer to plant flowers.
B. you can't turn the clamps hard enough with your hands to break it.
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