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Discussion in 'Tips and Tricks' started by David Satter, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. David Satter

    David Satter LOVES Wooden Canoes

    I got these spring clamps years ago. of course I can't remember where. Their the best clamp in my shop. For the ends of canoes, stems, pulling outwales together at the tips. The teeth on them are very sharp . Will easily put a hole in your finger. They hold at any angle. Won't slip off. I can't find them anywhere. Would love to have some more. Any ideas ? I'll keep looking , I think I got them from a small tool shop. They do make some spring clamps with grippers on them but not like these. Dave IMG_3078.JPG IMG_3079.JPG IMG_3080.JPG
     
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  2. alick burt

    alick burt LOVES Wooden Canoes

    I have some plastic versions (in the UK ) but they don't have teeth just rubber pads so probably not as good.Now I've seen yours I might add spikes to them.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Alick
     
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  3. martin ferwerda

    martin ferwerda W/C Canoes

    Another variation, the red clamps are an accessory from Bessy. "Pivoting Wide Angle Jaw Adaptor' "plus or minus 15° pivot", for their K clamps, but with some epoxy and plastic shims can be made to fit on a Quick Clamp.
     

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  4. Jim Dodd

    Jim Dodd LOVES Wooden Canoes

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  5. mmmalmberg

    mmmalmberg LOVES Wooden Canoes

  6. Jim Dodd

    Jim Dodd LOVES Wooden Canoes

    They work great ! I strip and staple alone, and these clamps are a one handed operation.
    I first clamp the strip in place, and go back and staple. It really helps fitting the beads into the coves.

    I have around a $1.50 in one. Zip tying the plastic tubing saves the coves when clamping the strip in place. No fooling around with tape wrapped dowels, that always fall on the floor !

    You will like these !
    The two bent nails used to stretch the tube make it a cinch to assemble these !

    Enjoy !

    Jim
     
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