Sunday, November 21, 2010

Clothespin Clamps

At the top in the above photo is a common torsion-spring-type wooden clothespin. Below it is the same thing, assembled in reverse.

It gives you quite a useful little modelmaker's clamp with inherently non-marring jaws. And here are a couple of other applications.

They're also useful for holding small objects to be spray painted.

 With a bit of further modification, you can make an excellent starting holder for tiny nails out of one.

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Please note that I can't claim to be the originator if this idea. I saw this done long ago -- I can't recall where.

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