The Clamper | Old Tool Reborn


hello friends this video is about a well
forgotten old tool for reliable clamping of two objects together using wire
clamps my clamper can even be used in construction as well as in the outdoors
while hiking or camping in many cases it is hard to find a better alternative to
this simple clamping device I don’t know another clamp that would be so reliable
compact and cheap at the same time it is impossible to pull a hose off of a pipe
when it is clamped with by a double wire loop the double wire loop ensures an
even and tight pressure around the entire circumference of a hose the wire
clamp has good aesthetics and it is almost flush with the hose if you got
the clamp you will see an even uninterrupted circular impression on the
hose including the spot where the wire was bent and fastened this means this
method would current see the leak proof hose connection another obvious example
of the clampers application is fixing split two handles if you apply a few
wire clamps on a cracked Jizo handle the handle will be even stronger than it was
before the clamps are compact and lack sharp edges so they won’t cut your hand
this is a bold statement that needs to be proven I didn’t find any cracked two
handles in my shop so I made a new one and then split it into several pieces
once I reassemble the cracked handle and reinforce it with copper and steel wire
clamps it became even stronger than before it was broken now my Chisos
handle won’t crack even if you aggressively drive it with a mallet
beside this functionality wire clamps have a certain decorative appeal I like
this look and functionality of the new handles so much that I decided to
enforce all of my tools wooden handles using this method while developing and testing the final
clampers design i took the prototype to my locating camp at latigo lake as you
can see the tools frame is not welded yet because the prototypes structural
rigidity was poor it was not very convenient to use however I was able to
assemble a very strong ladder from long sticks using the prototype clamp for
securing the rungs with steel wire the makeshift ladder could easily hold the
combined weight of my body my heavy thoughts and the red roll of sod on my
shoulder here are a couple more examples of the clampers use after this
additional demo I will show how I made my clamper in detail using the wire
clamp er I assembled a frame for my inflatable catamaran it is easy to find
several long sticks in the woods however it’s a lot more difficult to make a
rigid and reliable frame out of them especially in the outdoor setting using
wire clamps is a simple fast and reliable solution I use macadam ran in
rough waters a number of times and I haven’t doubted the integrity of its
frame even once the wire clamps never failed me one thing I didn’t quite grasp
the catamarans frame would get wet and then dry multiple times yet the
crisscross stick joints reinforced with wire clamps would not get loose moreover
the frame underwent a lot of lateral and Latino strain while bobbing on the waves
I would think it would have gotten loose but it didn’t perhaps someone would be
able to explain the phenomenon to me down below I would love to hear your
thoughts the clamper is a great tool for
household use – I once lost a holding ring for my scythe but easily reattached
is blade to the handle using a wire clamp the wire clamp never came off
again I still don’t quite understand why the wire clamp continues to reliably
hold a blade on the handle after a multiple wetting drying cycles
some of my old viewers might be wondering why not use PE t tape cut by
the bottle cutter shake I had shown in some of my videos I have come to
conclusion that PE G tape is great in many applications but not always
while PE G tape would hold members together well it won’t pull them
together nearly as strongly as a tightly applied wire clamp together
please inexpensive jewelry solutions are superior tandem it isn’t difficult to
make your own clamper you don’t have to follow my example and make your clamp
from stainless steel with the wooden in feel and a welded t-handle the tool can
be made a lot simpler all you have to do is to drill a hole in a strip of metal
and cut a notch on one end the t-handle can be made from a bolt or a metal pin
functionally such a simple clamp er would work fine it’s just my personal
preference that I’d like to make and use tools that are well-made as well as feel
and look good in your hand now let’s get to the process I use the strip of
stainless steel to large engine valves and a piece of oak
I cut the strip to be about 12 inches 310 millimeters long flattened it using
my homemade aluminum mallet and smoothing the edges then I cut two
notches to make it easier to bend the strip at sharp corners and wrapped it
around an improvised mold when he followed this procedure the metal strip
bends symmetrically on the first try now close your eyes please I will do a
little welding I’m not an expert in stainless steel welding but I’m pretty
good at grinding and polishing metal so the end result hopefully will not suffer
I laid out a paper on the clampers and using a caliper a ruler and a marker
once I cut out the needed shape with the side grinder I decided to weld the seam
again just for insurance once the seam is cleaned it is time to get the key
handle making I decided to make it from two old truck engine valves by cutting
off pins of the needed length with a side grinder I’m planning to use three
32s three millimeter wire for clamps so I will drill two slightly larger holes
say one-eighth of an inch four millimeters and then I did a little
more welding to finish making the t-handle I protected the pins with
aluminum caps to prevent a liquid metal overspray I can’t say I’m totally happy
with the welding aesthetics but after sanding and polishing the welded joint
it looked acceptable to me and what’s more important is that she handle ended
up being very strong which is necessary for occasional application of extra
tight wire clamps it’s time to cut a wooden insert on my homemade table saw I shaped the wooden in feel roughly to
size and hammered it into the tools handle as you can see it didn’t look
quite right in order to eliminate all of the gapping around the wooden insert it
has to be wedge-shaped the second infill insertion attempt was
successful now the oak infill looks perfectly
seated in the metal handle finally we need to drill a hole for the t-handle it
is best to achieve a fairly tight feet after filing a notch for a wire and a
little polishing we are done my wire clamper can easily fit in a pocket which
means it is a pocket tool here’s a crazy idea
I’ve had for a while I wanted to make a cannon from an oak log I think I know
how I can reinforce the stress zones now it will take a lot of wire clamps to
achieve the necessary strength though another idea I have is I want to make a
watch tower that would be taller than the pine tree I used to get some cell
phone reception I need to get about 10 feet 3 meters above this pine for more
stable cell phone reception I’m going to use long sticks and wire clamps to build
this makeshift phone tower I hope you will find the wire clamp a tool just as
useful as my PDA a bottle cutter jig PS this short clip of my clampers
application is for my most dedicated viewers I used wire clamps to attach a
padlock with my climbing body’s names engraved to secure to the post at
Kilimanjaro’s volcano’s peak in Africa at 19,000 feet almost 6000 meters I hope
it will stay there for a while if you liked this video perhaps you could share
it with your friends that good people watch good videos this is max Igor of
st. Petersburg Russia and a final note I only produce one or two videos max a
month and if you don’t want to miss new content like this you can click on the
bell reminder for notifications I hope to see back on vocal mates

100 thoughts on “The Clamper | Old Tool Reborn

  1. Thumps up.👍Your tools freak me out.They are very beautyful, l guess handmade and overthought and polished. I start polishing one of my axes next

  2. Plz show hov you use the clamper. You culd meake one film about how you build it and use it 👍. You are great. Gona use it at my work.

  3. I love the dedication in translating videos, as a non native english speaker who makes content that needs translations I know how hard translations are, specially when they are made not to look dumb.

  4. The wire coils compress the wood but, even more so, they prevent the wood from swelling. Wood swells as it absorbs water. If it is not permitted to swell, it will not be able to absorb water.

  5. Great tool and video! Do you have a video that shows the use of the clamper from beginning to end? How much wire to use. How to start the wire winding around the work. Techniques on how to make the clamp tight as possible before cutting and bending he wire ends.Thanks

  6. Excellent little tool. I might make one myself. I can see a lot of applications for it. Great video. PS That is one tall tree. You've got more guts than I do climbing it to the top!

  7. Here’s my thoughts….. Wow! And ARE YOU CRAZY!! You climbed that tree like a monkey and you scared the crap out of me! That tool is so amazing and is of such high quality. Thanks for converting this, can’t wait for more 👍🏻

  8. Wrap the oak cannon, in a sheet of 1/8 or thicker stainless before you wire wrap the log. Otherwise you'll crush the hollowed out log with the horse power this awesome new tool puts out.

  9. The wire is in its elastic region. You might find reading about Young's Modulus (Modulus of Elasticity) interesting. Young's Modulus of steel is approx 28000ksi (ksi=1000 psi). Your tool has great leverage and puts the wire in the elastic region. Think "rubber band". Exceed its Young's Modulus and it stretches irreversibly (called plastic region). Elastic region and plastic region. I will have to make that tool. Thanks for sharing. Greetings from Phoenix, AZ, USA.

  10. The wire is in its elastic region. You might find reading about Young's Modulus (Modulus of Elasticity) interesting. Young's Modulus of steel is approx 28000ksi (ksi=1000 psi). Your tool has great leverage and puts the wire in the elastic region. Think "rubber band". Exceed its Young's Modulus and it stretches irreversibly (called plastic region). Elastic region and plastic region. I will have to make that tool. Thanks for sharing. Greetings from Phoenix, AZ, USA.

  11. I’d like to see instructions on exactly how to use your clamper (where the wire needs to go on the clamper and how to wrap the wire in such a way so it will not come undone).

  12. You do excellent engineering and high quality handwork , very inspiring to see excellent thought out and produced work , keep up the excellent work and tutorials .

  13. Very fascinating. I never had a father when i was growing up. So it is great to learn from someone as intelligent as you.
    I thank you for the education.

  14. Outstanding video!
    You should consider making them for sale! I don't have access to the necessary tools to make one, but I sure can use the clamped! Sell me one!

  15. Thank you for your awesome content!! And Thank you very much for warning about the flash when you weld. Not too many you tubers do that. It won't damage my eyes, but I just hate that flash. Keep up the good work my friend !!

  16. To answer your question I would say it it last so long because of the metal you use and the force of pressure times the circumference and diameter what strengthens it plus you Hammer the end of your tips which keeps them from un Twining at the end… I hope that makes sense

  17. As far as the phenomenon of the clamp working despite continuous wet/dry cycles. Im convinced its due to the wood being allowed the ability to expand and contract because the wire contact is minimal. It doesnt rot because the same principle allows moisture to evaporate rather than be trapped by the clamp.

  18. To you question about the catamaran, the wood looks to be a species which has layers of winter growth and summer growth, the former is more dense, the latter less dense. these layers I imagine, having been grown slowly in the shady forest, are thin, and uncut, concentric, as God made them, if you will. I've read plywood boats, such as skiffs and kayaks and hard chine style designs can be made with epoxy, which seals the edges, and the glue bonding the layers of veneer impedes the water from being absorbed in the next layer. Douglas Fir and Southern Yellow Pine are two species with hard dense winter wood. The wire would compress the summer wood radially, and the summer wood tangentially, and outer layers would slowdown the absorption and the drying of the stick. I also like the idea of the wire having some spring.

  19. Здравствуйте, вы сделали красивый объект. Идея у вас или вы вдохновлены существующим инструментом? Если да, то каково его название и в какой области деятельности оно найдено?

  20. 2:10 makes me realize how crappy my life is. I’m selling my house and moving in the woods. Screw you guys ,I’m going home. Well done Sir. 👍✌️

  21. G'day from Australia. This tool is going to make fixing things on the cattle station so much easier. Love your videos. Thank you..

  22. Why not just put alot of wires around the top of the tree then drag the cable/wire down to be connected to your phone, hopfully you got an old type phone that can take coaxial cable/wire/antenna.

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