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    C clamp mod

    Not really making a tool so much as making an existing tool better and more versatile
    We've all had to clamp a piece of round stock to a flat surface for one reason or another
    For the easiest way to do this I have found that a small "V" ground or filed into the foot of the c clamp I have made groves in the button but I find that when I absolutely have to use the button end to a round part I normally will take a section of halved pipe and flat bar then weld those together to form a holding surface
    When grooving the foot of a C clamp it needs to be just deep enough to insure the clamp does not slip
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    Many of my clamps have been modded just the same. Just one of those things that make life easier.
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    Thanks Frank S! We've added your C Clamp Modification to our Clamps category,
    as well as to your builder page: Frank S's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    Brilliant idea!


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