Introduction: Simple Hold It Clamp

In need of a quick clamp I made 10 of these in 1/4 of an hour.

Since that I have found all sorts of uses for them.

Step 1:

A couple of saw cuts in some scrap wood I had around quickly produced the basic shape.

Although you could make them as large or small as you need my example is 10 mm square and 100 mm long or about 3/8 square and 4 inches long.

Step 2:

Wrap an elastic band round 2 of the parts and you have an instant clamp.

Move the band nearer the item to be clamped and increase the clamping strength.

Move it back to produce a milder pressure for delicate tasks.

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matt392 made it! (author)2014-02-17

Great idea!

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I am in the shed! made it! (author)2013-09-26

Good idea, easy to adapt and modify. I aleady see three ways I can alter this to my needs... also using bigger pieces of wood with a bungee - I have to go back out to the shed now! - Thanks

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techturtle2 made it! (author)2010-07-17

It is called a clothspin.

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rickharris made it! (author)rickharris2012-04-06

yes but a lot cheaper AND it is flat so really does hold things

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mtdna made it! (author)mtdna2010-11-16

You can make it any size you want, though. I like it.

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dragonsniper made it! (author)dragonsniper2010-07-30

lol yep

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georion made it! (author)2012-04-05

great idea----love items tailor made to needs !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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rickharris made it! (author)rickharris2012-04-06

thanks

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rickharris made it! (author)2010-07-17

Mmm yep - BUT it is more flexible as you can change the shape to suite the task in hand as well as change the level of grip by moving the rubber band.

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