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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-26-2011, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
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I was using light duty Bessley clamps on the fence until one gave way and ruined the piece and nearly my hand. I always liked the clamps used on the Router Workshop (a c clamp with a ball handle.) I was ready to pay $24.00 for the clamps at the Router Workshop web site but balked at the $15.00 shipping. I bought two heavy duty 3 inch c clamps at Harbor freight for $1.99 each. I cut the rod off and bored a Ĺ inch hole ĺ the way through a golf ball. I poured some heavy duty epoxy in the hole and screwed and hammered the ball on the screw rod. I now have two excellent clamps to use which makes it very easy to adjust the fence and I donít have to worry about them coming loose
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For the rest of you who are interested in doing this, make sure you use golf balls that have a solid center, not the ones with a liquid center. It will ruin your day if you choose the wrong one.

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They don't make liquid center golf balls anymore. Any old cheap ball, ie, Top Flite, will do. Paint them the color or your c clamp and they will look store bought.
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great idea.... I'm off to HomeDepot to pick up some clamps, I already have the balls...........
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Good Job Jerry

The Golf ball was a bit small for my hand so I used some old pool balls..or to say I got from the Good-Will store...

no Good-Will store near by
http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=use....c0.m270.l1313

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For better grip, I used a baseball. Unfortunately, I forgot to check, and it was the one signed by Babe Ruth.

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Hi Ralph

Maybe a croquet ball would be more your size, I have 8 or so made out of hard wood I think..I have not drill one of them out..





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