Invention is the Mother of Necessity, or something like that. And if you give me a picture of a tool, I might just be able to duplicate it. We needed some plate clamps for handling steel plate horizontally. Something simple and inexpensive. I've got access to the tools, can I build what I need? Can I find something that will do the job? I found some simple clamps online marketed as "Bird Clamps".
01-Bird Clamp Online.jpg
I dusted off my AutoDesk Inventor and laid out the clamp I found online
Using our Hypertherm Powermax 1000 and my Miller Circle Cutter Guide and a straight edge or two, I laid out, cut, and trimed out the pieces.
03-Clamp Plate Layout.jpg
Well, that's the first Five, I'll add the others in additional post.
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07-01-2010, 10:14 PM #1Senior Member
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- Aug 2006
- Plainview, TX
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