Budget hull clamps

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An option it to "waste one" by taking the wire grips out and insetting one in place of the wood strip. Get two for one! Here are a couple of views of the clamp. These are the small size but they can be made using a medium size as well. PT-2 (Rich)BInder Clip Clamps.jpg
The cheapest planking clamps I''ve ever come across were about $1.50 for 20 of them - clips from the dollar store, a strip of basswood and 20 drops of CA.
 
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An option it to "waste one" by taking the wire grips out and insetting one in place of the wood strip. Get two for one! Here are a couple of views of the clamp. These are the small size but they can be made using a medium size as well. PT-2 (Rich)View attachment 191974
Thanks for the tip, Rich. I’ve used clips like this as clamps with the wood strip. Never an extra wire grip. Holds more securely. Great idea!
 
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Thanks for the tip, Rich. I’ve used clips like this as clamps with the wood strip. Never an extra wire grip. Holds more securely. Great idea!
I cannot claim credit as I saw it months ago on SoS but don't recall who put it up. Not all clips have the same strength so I sorted out the weak ones once I was aware of that issue. I think that Gilles Korent of the canoe group mentioned that issue.
 
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