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2 Clamp Racks & 5 Unsung (Workshop) Heroes [member edit]




In this one I make a couple of quick and simple clamp racks, and in the process re-discover 5 tools and accessories that are truly the unsung heroes of the workshop. Enjoy!


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Other videos of interest:-


If Clamps Fight Back, Make A Rack! - https://youtu.be/uyJZ-lQ0LHw


5 Basic Clamps - https://youtu.be/kfWIsh-X8HQ


Matchfit Microjig dovetail clamps - https://youtu.be/uiT6F-K26Tg


Festool vs Cheap Tool, MFT clamps - https://youtu.be/mG5siTVitUw


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Featured in this video (other brands are available)


3M 9088 strong double-sided tape - https://amzn.to/3u2Ekqw


‘Everyday’ double-sided tape - https://amzn.to/3th16eL


Trend Snappy flip bit set - https://amzn.to/3AtMSLL


Bosch Multipurpose drill bit set - https://amzn.to/3ToAMdi

Bosch green hammer drill (similar, not £5 anymore!) - https://amzn.to/3UodZiZ

Cheap corded hammer drill (choice) - https://amzn.to/3NXRTSm

03 Adhesive thick CA glue - https://amzn.to/3DYIMfx

O3 Adhesive Accelerator - https://amzn.to/3zwtehH


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Nice one, cant beat a simple corded drill i always have one in use even just for pilot holes/countersinking.

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Paul
Paul
18 nov 2022

Yep, a solid Unsung Hero list there. One of mine is the self-drilling screw. I use them ALL the time. They are the best contribution to woodworking since the advent of power tools. They are really handy if you only have one drill (like me). I'll use a self-drilling screw to act as a drill bit for pilot holes, then use a stronger screw for the fastening/fixing. No need to change/flip bits and it's quick. Love them!

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petermillard
petermillard
18 nov 2022
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Yes, good one Paul - though you could probably argue that all screws are self-drilling, just as all drill/drivers are actually hammers... 😬 😂

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Bill J
Bill J
18 nov 2022

CA glue is definitely an unsung hero, I've started using it a lot more to help me out since watching the many uses Leo @hand-i-craft has come up with, in fact I now call it "doing a Leo" 😂🤣👍.

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petermillard
petermillard
18 nov 2022
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😂 'Doing a Leo' is now in the vocabulary! 👌

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Andrew Lawton
Andrew Lawton
18 nov 2022

I can get even more nostalgic. I have had mine for a very long time - it is a Makita one, patent pending. The patent has expired so that makes it pretty old. It is sized for a number 8 screw and at the time it was very useful as long as I was putting in No 8 screws. Trouble was that I was using a lot of brass screws of different sizes and lengths. If I did not keep adjusting the drill length there was a tendency to snap the screws when they bottomed out in hardwoods. I ended up using Stanley bits that are sized to specific screws 1" 8's, up 2" 10's. OK I had to have…

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Andrew Lawton
Andrew Lawton
18 nov 2022
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In my case, rather than stash stuff behind the clamps I can give myself a bit more room by being able to push my thicknesser that bit further back. Most things are on castors in order to give me room. To use the thicknesser I pull it out turn it 90 degrees and open the door to give me room to feed it. Good job I am not trying to make a living from the stuff I produce! Everything has its place but getting it out all slows things down. I am not pressed for time - but at my age I am not sure how much time I've got 🤔

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Hi Peter, another great video, very snappy (forgive the pun/segway?). I tried to follow the link to the Trend Snappy flip bit set but it repeated took me to the "my orders" page in Amazon.

A quick search and I came up with this following set for approx. £19, is the set you linked?

Trend Snappy SNAP/FLIP/SET Flip Over Driver Set - 4 Piece Set , Black : Amazon.co.uk: DIY & Tools



Best regards John

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petermillard
petermillard
18 nov 2022
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Yes, sorry John - wrong link! that's the one, or direct link here - https://amzn.to/3AtMSLL


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