A Home-Made Clamp That Is as Good as the Real Thing

Making this clamp requires specialized tools and a lot of expertise, but it sure does make for a fun video to watch.
Loukia Papadopoulos

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A clamp is a fastening device used to hold or secure objects together close and tight to prevent movement or separation through the application of inward pressure.

There are many types of clamps available for various purposes. Some temporary, others intended to be permanent.

Did you know that you could make your own home-made clamp? This task is not just for anybody. It requires some very specialized tools and much expertise but it is possible.

Take several rectangular pieces of wood and stick them together. Cut those pieces into smaller pieces to create a rectangle with a rectangular hole in the middle. Cut another rectangle with a rectangular hole in the middle from scratch.

Make a hole in one of the rectangular pieces and insert a screw in there. Screw in the piece holding the screw so that it stays in place. Take a long rod that can be screwed into the hole and screw in another screw at the end of it.

Using that screw, stick and screw in the rod into one of the rectangular wooden pieces. Screw the other end of the bolt into the other rectangular piece. Now you have the basis of your clamp.

Take the rectangular wooden piece with the rectangular hole in the middle and screw it on one of the pieces holding the rod. Leave one of the pieces unscrewed so it can move when you turn the rod.