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    Re: Making special C-Clamps

    It is for lightweight clamping, and no, I've never clamped it enough to see any flex.

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    Re: Making special C-Clamps

    Quote Originally Posted by shortfuse View Post
    It is for lightweight clamping, and no, I've never clamped it enough to see any flex.
    Well it's a great idea and I hope you don't mind if I steal it. I am looking for ideas of things for my 13 year old grandson to make for Christmas presents this year, I'm sure his Dad would like a couple of those!
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    Re: Making special C-Clamps

    Quote Originally Posted by shortfuse View Post
    C-clamp with a different twist.......made for a friend who rides a lot.


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    Nail it back onto the right rear hoof and use it for towing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigb View Post
    Well it's a great idea and I hope you don't mind if I steal it. I am looking for ideas of things for my 13 year old grandson to make for Christmas presents this year, I'm sure his Dad would like a couple of those!
    Steal away. Have fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Welding Water View Post
    Nail it back onto the right rear hoof and use it for towing.
    LMAO!!! The mental picture of that cracked me up.

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    Re: Making special C-Clamps

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    Here's the 6" x 12" clamp I made from 1" x 1.5" x .120 with scrap piece shown. I used fluxcore .035 with its reliable penetration. I beveled the miter joints 2/3 of the way through. It's a hefty 6.5 lbs. The forged clamp welded fine and I slotted the tubing top and bottom for welding with the forged piece extending inside about 1.5". Then cut some filler pieces for the end and fully welded it, overkill but sealed.

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    Re: Making special C-Clamps

    Haha, photo loaded upside down.

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    Re: Making special C-Clamps

    Pry becuase u need to rotate your phone 180 degree to the to the left or right. How much pressure can the clamp take before it starts bending?

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    Re: Making special C-Clamps

    It flexes quite a bit with the mild steel tubing. I anticipated stitch welding a strap maybe 1.5” x 3/16” part way around the inside but clamp is already on the heavy side. It needs more carbon or alloy . . . .

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    Re: Making special C-Clamps

    I think I'd would be stronger on the outside. On the left and right side

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    Re: Making special C-Clamps

    It could not only wanna lift up and down but twist also. I've ruined couple clamps lol. I wanna make one like yours but more heavy duty

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    Re: Making special C-Clamps

    Quote Originally Posted by motolife313 View Post
    I think I'd would be stronger on the outside. On the left and right side
    Maybe, but looking at some older USA forged clamps, they seem to make the inside chord more beefy to handle the tension load.

    I’m thinking 14ga. 1” x 2” with a strap around inside.

    Like sawhorses, they need to be light as a feather and strong as an OX.

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