Stay-Put, Stand-Up Pipe-Clamp Pads
Trying to hold a scrapwood pad in place while snugging up a pipe clamp can prove next to impossible.
Stay-Put, Stand-Up Pipe Clamp Pads
Trying to hold a scrapwood pad in place while snugging up a pipe clamp can prove next to impossible. And, the small base on most pipe clamps also makes them prone to tipping over. Our easy-to-make pipe-clamp pads solve both of these problems. You'll want to make a pair for every pipe clamp you own!
The pads shown here fit a Pony-brand 3/4" pipe clamp, but you can adapt the design to fit other brands and sizes. For a 1/2" pipe clamp, drill a 7/8" hole. The size, shape, and location of the retainer notch also may vary.
To start, cut a 3/4X3X24" piece of plywood, then lay out the shape and hole locations for four pads. Cut the pads to shape, then bore the holes where marked. Sand or rout a slight round-over on all the edges. Cut the hardboard spacers and retainers to size, attach them with screws as shown, and you're ready to clamp down on your next project.
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