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What's like a big hose clamp?

I need to squeeze a 3" pipe tightly. A hose clamp would be ideal except it won't grab tightly enough without popping loose. A bicycle seatpost clamp would be good but those are too small.

I'm trying to repair a bit of bamboo that has two cracks. I'm planning to put epoxy in the crack and squeeze it shut. Is there some sort of pipe clamp that would do this? Ideally the tool would be gentle on the bamboo's surface so I wouldn't have to pad it much.

Much obliged.

Kiteman11 months ago
If you want a temporary clamp, try this - wrap a piece of rope around the bamboo, and tie it into a loop.

Put something into the loop and twist as tight as you can. You may be lucky enough that you can wedge the thing in the loop to keep it tight, or you may need to use more rope or duct tape to keep it in place until the epoxy cures.

See the picture I just knocked up:
rope clamp.jpg
snotty (author)  Kiteman11 months ago
Oooo, neato. Thanks Kitemang.
Kiteman snotty11 months ago
Is that what you needed?
snotty (author)  Kiteman11 months ago
Yes indeedy.
iceng snotty11 months ago
I think it makes a stronger twister ( less likely to cascade individual fiber snaps )
if the rope is good and wet.
Kiteman iceng11 months ago
I think that's only for natural fibres.
iceng Kiteman11 months ago
You are correct !
I should not watch all those Jackie Chan movies :-)
Whip it like they do on bamboo Fishing poles see my instructable.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Repairing-Fishing-Rods/step5/Whipping/
rickharris11 months ago
http://www.instructables.com/id/Hose-Clamp-Magic/

I guess you can find almost anything in Instructables.
snotty (author)  rickharris11 months ago
Now there's an intriguing tool.