Share Your DIY Benchtop Accessory Clamp Design!


#1

How would you design your own benchtop accessory clamp?

Something like the Knew Concepts mini clamp, for holding things like face shields, flashlights, or 3rd hands work-holding accessories.

Inspiration:

http://toolguyd.com/knew-concepts-mini-benchtop-accessory-clamp/


#2

Here are some links to commercially available items that may provide some ideas:

https://www.shopevident.com/category/forensic-light-sources/flexible-clamp-arm

http://www.brownells.com/optics-mounting/spotting-scopes-amp-accessories/spotting-scope-accessories/sinclair-bench-mount-scope-stand-prod37923.aspx

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=1014140&gclid=CMiO48_B9c0CFZdZhgodFZ8BQg&Q=&ap=y&m=Y&c3api=1876%2C92051677562%2C&is=REG&A=details

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=147804&gclid=CNeQg-HB9c0CFQFkhgods5cHyQ&is=REG&ap=y&m=Y&c3api=1876%2C91438732682%2C&Q=&A=details


#3

Here are some other links:

https://www.amazon.com/StudioPRO-Lighting-Photography-Accessories-Equipment/dp/B00IO8LIQK/ref=pd_cp_421_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=2391W8NDQX7A9F10JEPX

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EHRYSQY/ref=pd_luc_rh_bxgy_01_04_t_img_lh?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EHRZ1OC/ref=twister_B00OYE7Y3Y?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IO8LIQK/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3VAHM8ODBLF0H

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001CRQ7Y8/ref=pd_luc_rh_bxgy_01_02_t_img_lh?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017NHZ2IC/ref=pd_luc_rh_mrairec_02_02_t_img_lh?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

I have several different vise-grip pliers that I’ve welded a 1/4-20 stud on the top - used to mount camera ball-joints etc.
I also have a Lever Wrench


#4

Thanks! I’ve seen a lot of those, but a lot of times there are 2 complications:

  1. Some table and bench clamps don’t open very wide.

  2. Many lack a way to attach 3rd party or DIY accessories.

That’s why I was impressed with the Knew Concepts design - it has a large clamping range, and it can work with any accessory you can build a 5/16" stem into. Maybe the stem must have at least one flat surface for anti-rotation measures, but that’s not difficult to do.


#5

No doubt that the Knew Concepts clamp looks to be an elegant piece of tooling. Like you I love their fret saw.
I use Foredom tools and their clamp (used with their motor hanger rods:

while less elegant - also can hold a 3rd party item via a rod.