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Old 12-02-2010, 05:52 PM
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I needed my large c clamp but it was footless, I know that you can buy new clamp swivels but I never remember until I need the clamp. This ain't much and it took only 20 minutes to do. It tuned out well so I did three other clamps. Used the lathe to turn and drill and a side grinder with a cutoff wheel to notch the swivel. Then clamped it to the table and bent the tangs over the ball.
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Old 12-02-2010, 06:00 PM
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Beautiful, Digr! I probably would have just thrown the clamp out and bought a new one. Good to see a tool salvaged.

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Old 12-02-2010, 06:06 PM
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Nice repair . Good as new again . most likely better that new
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Old 12-02-2010, 06:07 PM
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Really well done.
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Old 12-02-2010, 06:10 PM
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Nice idea with the slots.
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Old 12-02-2010, 06:19 PM
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My idea of doing something like that was to heat the slotted area red and bend over, never thought about slotting it.
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Old 12-02-2010, 06:31 PM
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Thanks all
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Old 12-02-2010, 06:32 PM
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nice fix and nice drawing.
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Old 12-02-2010, 06:33 PM
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Beautiful, Digr! I probably would have just thrown the clamp out and bought a new one. Good to see a tool salvaged.

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Couldn't throw it out its a $150 Williams!! clamp
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Old 12-02-2010, 06:37 PM
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It is amazing the cost of a simple clamp.
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