I settled on Pony pipe clamps with black iron pipes. The locking plates on the moveable part can be reversed if they wear. Actually after a couple of decades of use, I'm seeing the pipes getting divots in them from the plates, so the plates are wearing just fine. Due to limited space in my small shop, the pipes are 24 inches long. I have 14 of them. I also have 12 additional 24 inch pipes with unions permanently attached and seven 10 inch long ones also with permanently attached unions. With this set up, I can make up clamps of any length to use on any situation. All of this stores in a roll around cart that slides under the work bench when not in use. The cart also holds 6 inch and 18 inch Quick Grip clamps as well as a strap clamp, some "C" clamps, and four corner framing clamps. I made the cart from plywood scraps and some cast off casters.
I've gone out to find myself. If I return before I get back, have me wait for me.
"Sawdust is Man Glitter"
Last edited by Jim Frye; 01-30-2017 at 10:03 PM.
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