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Clever idea, but too easy to make at home. Why not just build one out of scrap plywood? Also, I'm at a point where the first question I have to ask myself when considering a new tool is, Where will it live when I'm not using it? Maybe I could find a few square inches to hang it near the clamps . . .
 

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Rockler had a special on Bessey clamps a while back, 4 clamps plus a set of KP blocks. The blocks well, adjustable for clamping different size parts (depending on the size of your clamps, are stackable, take up little space - and cost about $20 for a set of four.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/BESSEY-K-Body-REVO-KP-Block-4-Piece-KP/205404081?cm_mmc=Shopping%7cTHD%7cgoogle%7c&mid=s0nRcVzoo%7cdc_mtid_8903tb925190_pcrid_195274179091_pkw__pmt__product_205404081_slid_&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIr5uwzu3X2QIVTluGCh1iNg8UEAQYASABEgJF__D_BwE&dclid=CNKB79Ht19kCFcWxswodFTEG8w
 

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Andy, I just bored a bunch of 1" holes down the center of an 8' tubafor then ripped it. Walla...4 ea. 4' clamp stands.
 

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Rockler had a special on Bessey clamps a while back, 4 clamps plus a set of KP blocks. The blocks well, adjustable for clamping different size parts (depending on the size of your clamps, are stackable, take up little space - and cost about $20 for a set of four.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/BESSEY-K-Body-REVO-KP-Block-4-Piece-KP/205404081?cm_mmc=Shopping%7cTHD%7cgoogle%7c&mid=s0nRcVzoo%7cdc_mtid_8903tb925190_pcrid_195274179091_pkw__pmt__product_205404081_slid_&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIr5uwzu3X2QIVTluGCh1iNg8UEAQYASABEgJF__D_BwE&dclid=CNKB79Ht19kCFcWxswodFTEG8w
I agree in process of buying the the Bessey clamps. Waiting for clamps to come into Home Depot. Already have the blocks.
 

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I have Jet parallel clamps. They have a flat back so they sit right up on a table. The Jet clamps have a quick release lever. The Woodpecker bars hold the clamps, not the workpiece. So drilling holes in a 2x4 or 1x, then sawing out the opening with a band saw to hold the clamps sounds like a cheaper solution to me. You can make it as long as you want for table and counter top lengths.

I have a couple of Woodpecker items that are terrific, their router mounting plate and their table saw setup jig for measuring fance-blade-miter slot alighment. But by and large, their stuff is iffy usefulness and way too high priced to suit me.
 

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...too many moving parts... But they sure do look good...now, where to put them...
 

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Clever idea, but too easy to make at home. Why not just build one out of scrap plywood? Also, I'm at a point where the first question I have to ask myself when considering a new tool is, Where will it live when I'm not using it? Maybe I could find a few square inches to hang it near the clamps . . .
My thoughts exactly. I'd likely make wood cam clamps to go with them too. Take them apart, have a hole in each one, then run paracord thru the holes and hang on the wall.
 

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...too many moving parts... But they sure do look good...now, where to put them...

They do look good, it's the pretty red color Woodpecker has. :wink:

Nick, it's not where do I put it but it's where (did) I put them.
 

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Don I did what Gene did took a 2x6 drilled holes down the center than ripped in in two pieces. Have been using
it for several years now. Have three different sizes. Drill 3/4" holes for 1/2" pipe clamps and larger holes for
3/4" pipe clamps.
 

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Woodpecker=$$$$$$$$$ Their quality is top shelf, for a price. They have come up with some great ideas over the years. A lot can be shop built for way less, not as purty but the only one looking at them is the guy using it, and he can spend the money he saved on a cold one.
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I have a couple of their items. One such item, my wife bought me for a gift. I have used it several times, especially when breaking down sheet goods. Good quality, and made in the U.S.A.
 

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I have a couple of their items. One such item, my wife bought me for a gift. I have used it several times, especially when breaking down sheet goods. Good quality, and made in the U.S.A.
Huh. I've known of story sticks for I don't know how long. Didn't realize anyone made them to sell, thought they were always homemade.
 

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Sounds like a lazy Sunday afternoon project for the CNC! :grin:
Or a lazy Wednesday afternoon! :grin:

Just a concept drawing. I have some scrap 3/4 inch plywood I can use. I might even add a foot on the rear to help stabilize the board while gluing up a project. This is a 24 inch model 3 inches tall. That should take care of most of my glue ups for things like cutting boards or panels for the CNC.

Oh yeah, the cradles are 1 inch dia (for 1/2 inch pipe), and the slots are for Bessey clamps that I have.

I added a couple of holes so I can hang them on the wall from either end.
 

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Or a lazy Wednesday afternoon! :grin:

Just a concept drawing. I have some scrap 3/4 inch plywood I can use. I might even add a foot on the rear to help stabilize the board while gluing up a project. This is a 24 inch model 3 inches tall. That should take care of most of my glue ups for things like cutting boards or panels for the CNC.

Oh yeah, the cradles are 1 inch dia (for 1/2 inch pipe), and the slots are for Bessey clamps that I have.

I added a couple of holes so I can hang them on the wall from either end.

Are you going to paint them red? :wink:
 

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They do look good, it's the pretty red color Woodpecker has. :wink:

Nick, it's not where do I put it but it's where (did) I put them.
LOL...it's a positive trait indicating the vast experiences of our advanced youth...where you put something is not as important as it staying there so it can find you...
 
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I have a couple of their items. One such item, my wife bought me for a gift. I have used it several times, especially when breaking down sheet goods. Good quality, and made in the U.S.A.
Mike I like the story stick idea usually to expensive for me but these are reasonable. I though I would buy the 4 ft. Whats size do you have?
 

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Mike I like the story stick idea usually to expensive for me but these are reasonable. I though I would buy the 4 ft. Whats size do you have?
I am going to make a pair of 24 inchers for research and development. Could go up to 36 inches if needed without having to "tile" the work piece for the longer length.
 
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