I often use a C-clamp when setting up a tool. But sometimes the sliding
bar, used to tighten the clamp, gets in the way. Before each turn, I have
to slide the bar all the way to the opposite side. It's a pain.
To solve the problem, I cut both ends off the sliding bar and attached
a wood handle to the remaining "stub." Now I can tighten the
clamp with a few quick turns (See photo).
As shown in the drawing, the handle is just a dowel with a hole drilled
in the end to accept the head of the threaded screw. I also cut a notch
in the handle to fit the stub.
After shaping the
handle for a comfortable grip, a bit of epoxy is all that's needed to
secure it to the clamp. But first, wrap the handle with tape to keep
the epoxy from leaking.
a nice weekend,
Online Editor, ShopNotes