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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:22 pm 
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Hey Folks,

I've been diligently working on my latest commission, and while using a technique borrowed from my younger days as a model aircraft enthusiast, it occurred to me that many of you might like to know of it.

Most anyone who needs a small spring clamp knows that an ordinary clothes pin will work in most cases. But there are even more times when a clothes pin won't reach into a narrow space or up to a fine edge. This is where a clothes pin morphed into a "close pin" will do the job.

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A closer look shows how a clothes pin differs from a close pin.

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Aircraft modelers are not the only folks who routinely use close pins. Luthiers also use them to clamp the kerf strips that join the bodies of their instrumental creations.

Remember, you can never have too many clamps. ;-)

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Tom

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:34 am 
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great tip-

also a second pin used as a wedge between the arms will add some extra "oomph" if you need it.

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