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How To Make Handy Spring Clamps
Brad Miller, Ridgeville Corners, Ohio: “Here’s a way to make some handy spring clamps. A short length of pvc pipe and 2 dowel rods are the only materials required. Drill 2 holes through the pipe at a 90 degree angle from each other. The holes should be slightly smaller than the diameter of the dowel rods so the rods will fit snuggly into them and serve as handles. The thicker the pvc is or the wider the piece that you’re working on is, the more squeeze pressure you’ll have.
  “Split lengths of vinyl tubing can be added to keep the pipe’s sharp edges from marring the surface of your project.”

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2015 - Volume #39, Issue #3