A bit of fun for the well equipped wood worker

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  1. lewisboats
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    latestarter Senior Member

    Excellent, I liked the way the clamps moved.
     
  3. rwatson
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    I've got clamps that do that.

    After a week on their own in the shed without constant supervisions, they are all over the shop when I want them, and never where I put them last :-(
     
  4. pdwiley
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    That's because you don't have enough clamps. If you get a ton of them in at least 3, preferably 4 different brands, they'll tend to clump together in self-defence and dislike of the foreigners and therefore be easier to find.

    Just, don't expect the foreigners to work or play nicely next to each other.

    One never has enough clamps anyway (see first sentence). Just buy more.

    PDW
     

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    I made out like a bandit one time years ago. I walked into the garage of a yard sale, and there were 40 clamps ined up on a stretch of 2x4's nailed to one wall. I gave the old gal (a carpenter's widow) $40.00 for them, and wound up with everything from C-clamps to pipe clamps, and even a couple of old wooden Jorgensens.

    Then I noticed a 9" Delta radial arm saw in the corner, with lots of cast iron and brass showing under the dust and cobwebs. I asked about it and she said, "I was going to put that out for sale too, but my son-in-law said it wasn't worth the trouble; I'd be lucky to get twenty five dollars for it. He said he'd come back by this coming week, and move it out of the garage for me."

    I told her "well, I'll give you thirty five dollars for it, and move it out of your garage right now." And she agreed. She also hired me to replace some trellises for her, and when I finished making them and brought them over she told me, "well, my son-in-law came by for that saw. And you know, when I told him I managed to get thirty five dollars for it, he didn't say anything. But he had the oddest look on his face...." And she almost managed to keep a straight face while she said it.:D
     
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