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For this years 2X4 Challenge I made a pair of RH,and LH wooden C-Clamps out of an 8' long 2X4.

The first picture is the inspiration I found on the internet, and then just went from that for my own version. I bought the 1" 8 tpi. lead screw all thread from McMaster Carr along with the matching nuts.

The pictures pretty much explain the build.

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outstanding Herb...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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looking better all the time...
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Good job, Herb. Those will come in handy.
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Any idea what the pressure applied at the jaws is, Herb? Must be huge!
I wish I had had a pair of those on countless past occasions; the reach is phenomenal. I don't think I have any way of getting that far into a piece I'm working on.
Great job!
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Man, that's a loooooong reach clamp. I always like seeing your 2x4 challenge project every year. This is pretty neat, and I guess you could make it reach farther and open wider if you wanted to. Not going to mar or dent the surface either.
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Brilliant Herb thanks for taking the time to show us.
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As always Herb I'm impressed by your ingenuity.
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Nice job Herb. Look like they would get the job done. This is a good solution for deep reach clamps, I know I can't afford the store bought ones.
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