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    Thanks Manitoba Man! I've added your C-Clamp Modification to our Clamps category, as well as to your builder page: Manitoba Man's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Altair View Post
    I'm more of a function over form guy. Make it work first, make it pretty second.

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    Im with you on this one. It seems as though I never get back to the pretty part. If it works .. don't need pretty.

    Manitoba Man: Great idea . I've got a couple of clamps that will get this mod. Thanks for sharing!!
    1991 Jeep Wrangler, 1984 Mustang GT, 2003 Honda Shadow 750
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    1980 Yamaha XS650 <-- been raked, lowered, bobbed and mono-shocked (still under construction)
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    My YouTube Channel - lots of good DIY stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Jones View Post
    Nothing ugly about this modification. I think a series different length extensions for the same c-clamp ends would be very handy in the shop.
    You actually increased the functionality of that thing!

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    Great idea

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    Good mod. Big clamps are handy.

    I recently realized how a couple of drops of oil can really change your opinion about cheap C clamps.

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    This thread has been moved to the Must Read subforum. Congrats (and thanks) to Manitoba Man for making such a valuable contribution!

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    Good point on the oil, a timely reminder. Wonderful stuff.

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    I like it. Why didn't I think of that?

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    Wow, good idea! Really this is one of those "slap the forehead and exclaim 'Why Didn't I Think Of That?' things".

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    Turns out that "Why didn't I think of that" is actually a recognized phenomenon involving a cognitive bias called Hindsight bias, and specific instances like this can be referred to as an "Egg of Columbus". More info: Making miniature nut drivers

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