Spring Clamps


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Golden Jubilee
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Post Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:06 am

Spring Clamps

I don't know if I saw this here or somewhere else, but I didn't originate this idea, but it sure is handy! The springs have some strong holding power.
As you can see, it's pretty simple to cut off the spring clamps from the ends of those "free" hangers that come with garments you or your significant other get. You can use whatever saw you want. It just works out good for me with the coping saw. Once severed from the hanger, a little sand paper to clean up the cut edge and they are ready to use. The misses even likes this idea and wanted to be sure she knows where I keep'em.
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Golden Jubilee
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Post Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:26 am

Re: Spring Clamps

A person could epoxy a neodymium magnet to the back and.......
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Golden Jubilee
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Post Mon Nov 30, 2015 1:19 pm

Re: Spring Clamps

great idea. maybe even use JB Weld (since I have some of that).
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Golden Jubilee
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Post Tue Dec 08, 2015 4:02 pm

Re: Spring Clamps

Using epoxy to attach magnets is a good idea, however, some epoxies are not compatible with some plastics, so experiment to see which ones will work. I think JB has a disclaimer on the packaging about which plastics it will adhere to and I think it also makes a difference if the plastic is smooth or rough textured. Experiment!
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Rusty Driver
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Post Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:26 pm

Re: Spring Clamps

Good Idea, there are dozens of these in my mom's basement.

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Post Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:12 pm

Re: Spring Clamps

Now we know how some persons are coping with their "hang-ups". :t1809:
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Post Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:42 am

Re: Spring Clamps

I seem to remember (Dan Cornett's CRS?) a quote going something like, "We must all hang together or we shall hang separately."
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Post Sun Dec 13, 2015 5:09 pm

Re: Spring Clamps

"We must indeed all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately." – Benjamin Franklin

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Post Sun Dec 13, 2015 5:57 pm

Re: Spring Clamps

We have repurposed hanger clips to hold potato chip bags shut. I have several in the shop to hold the top of my shirt closed when I am welding. I have used a few of the clips to hold pairs of welding and other shop gloves in pairs.
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Post Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:54 am

Re: Spring Clamps

restoKB1 wrote:"We must indeed all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately." – Benjamin Franklin


Ah yes, Benny Franklin. Bet he would have been into restoring old IHC's if they had been around then. (If he could drag himself away from the ladies)
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