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Improve Clothespin-Clamping by Extending Jaws

Spring-type clothespins make great clamps for small work. But sometimes they'd be even handier if the jaws opened wider for clamping thicker parts. You can extend the jaws by gluing scrapwood or crafts sticks to the clothespin where shown above. Wood-worker's (yellow) glue or epoxy will hold the lengthened jaws in place. Be sure to allow the glue to achieve full strength before putting the clothespin clamps into service.

--Joseph Loduca Sr., Fenton, Mo.

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