Grippy Work Holders !

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Introduction: Grippy Work Holders !

Build these super effective grippy work holders ! also know as bench cookies

It makes for an incredibly useful tool whilst it does move a little when using a finishing orbital sander on worktop surface it grips really well when using the random orbit sander, circular saw and the router it holds it firmly in place and lifts it up of the workbench so you can concentrate on the work.

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Check out the video (here) or below

Step 1: Cut Your Wood

I made two 2.5" long and two 5" long you could make as many ask you want.

A slot is cut with the tablesaw about 18mm 3/4 " deep and the same measurement from each side.

Step 2: Grippy Stuff

Get yourself some non slip matting it should be available locally, there are no exact measurements just cut a bit more than you need and make sure it fits in the slots we cut earlier.

use the back of a knife or a ruler to push the matting into place.

Step 3: Test It Out !

It makes for an incredibly useful tool whilst it does move a little when using a finishing orbital sander on worktop surface it grips really well when using the random orbit sander, circular saw and the router it holds it firmly in place and lifts it up of the workbench so you can concentrate on the work.

If you replicate this project or any others please do send me an email or message me some photos I would love to see them, I might even feature them in my instructable !

Check out my YouTube channel for lots of cool projects Thankyou !

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51 Discussions

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Mastros
Mastros

4 years ago

Well, now, that is a good one!! This is excellent idea, an invention!!

I will do a pair, I'm thinking to use this material that they normally use to hold the plates on the table.

Actually, a few days ago I noticed that my beloved worktools shop also sells sheets of rubber, of various thickness.

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cepterbi
cepterbi

4 years ago

great simple idea. these instructables made me fall in love with this community. Tnx for sharing.

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JonathanMurray
JonathanMurray

4 years ago

Brilliant. And I have that exact material on my workbench... of course I also have a set of bench cookies, but these will make a fine addition to my workshop!

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jnorv
jnorv

4 years ago

You might consider using rubber spline, the stuff that is used in
Aluminum screens, to hold the non slip matting in the groves. A tool to
press the spline into the grove is available.

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Tom Howbridge
Tom Howbridge

Reply 4 years ago

probably wont last and there isnt room for hot glue as the space is taken up from the material, nice idea though thanks austin !

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Tom Howbridge
Tom Howbridge

Reply 4 years ago

you could but wedging it back on itself worked best for me.

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namora
namora

Reply 4 years ago

A pizza cutter works in a pinch.

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pmshah
pmshah

4 years ago

I think if the work table surface is just slightly rough it would prevent whatever little movement you have. I don't do a lot of DIY work but it is always a pain to keep the workpiece from moving. Will most certainly make it. Thanks for the great idea.

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Tom Howbridge
Tom Howbridge

Reply 4 years ago

i agree ! thanks!

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Pa1963
Pa1963

4 years ago

Just laying a sheet of this stuff on a work surface helps a lot.

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Tom Howbridge
Tom Howbridge

Reply 4 years ago

when I tried it my wood would not stay still

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Chucknsc
Chucknsc

4 years ago

great idea, wish I had come up with it. I'm a firm believer that if the idea is more to the simple the BETTER it will work !

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BobT62
BobT62

4 years ago

Nice!! I will make some of these for sure and I know they will come in handy!!

Instructions were very clear and easy to follow.

Thanks!!

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Bowyang
Bowyang

4 years ago

Fabulous! Must make some of these. I've tried lots of different clamping methods with limited success. THANKS FOR SHARING.