'bleeding' Axminster clamps

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'bleeding' Axminster clamps

Postby thatsnotafestool » Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:36 am

Literally and metaphorically. F********** B********** C*** Axminster clamps.

The jaws are soft so one could be forgiven for not using a packing piece in the 'heat' of a glue-up. Only the little f**kers have left a souvenir for me

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I have one chance of fixing this I reckon but what? Mechanical abrasion (ie sanding) ? Depends how deep it goes. Solvent? Risk of spreading further.

Wood is mahogany curl.

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Re: 'bleeding' Axminster clamps

Postby Deserter » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:03 am

Personally, I'd try steaming it out, wet rag and a hot iron, then cabinet scrape it to get it smooth again.

If it doesn't work is there any way you could correct it when you stain/finish it?


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Re: 'bleeding' Axminster clamps

Postby senior » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:53 am

Looks like a bit of residual oil from new pads, I think the lady doth overreact slightly.....


all these types of clamps, I presume it was some sort of quick grip clamp leave oil based marks to start with, whether they are record, irwin axi etc, the trick is to get them smoothered in a bit of dust.

A quick sand and it will go, it's just surface stuff.
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Re: 'bleeding' Axminster clamps

Postby mattty » Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:06 pm

I can't decide which is more surprising. Roger moaning about something or Roger doing some woodwork...close call.
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Postby thatsnotafestool » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:42 pm

mattty wrote:I can't decide which is more surprising. Roger moaning about something or Roger doing some woodwork...close call.



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Re: 'bleeding' Axminster clamps

Postby sgiandubh » Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:56 pm

thatsnotafestool wrote: I have one chance of fixing this I reckon but what?

Lacquer (cellulose) thinner or acetone should get most of that red plasticiser out. Lots of patience needed too with plenty of re-applications. Slainte.

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Re: 'bleeding' Axminster clamps

Postby thatsnotafestool » Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:38 am

Thanks for all the suggestions. I clamped up a couple of test pieces (using very dusty clamps, as it happens) and that got me two test areas. Light sanding removed the blemishes, thankfully.

I'm going to get some cork tile and fix to all the clamp jaws.
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Postby mark270981 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:04 am

lol which was quicker, posting it up or actually removing the blemish?
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Re: 'bleeding' Axminster clamps

Postby senior » Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:18 pm

Phew, we were all talking about the disaster at Jonny's bash, some of them were calling you funny names, but I pretended not to hear, thank f**k you found a solution especially as "you only had one shot at it"......
A light sand..... genius.... well done...... sleep easy tonight lads Roger has solved it.
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Postby thatsnotafestool » Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:27 pm

mark270981 wrote:lol which was quicker, posting it up or actually removing the blemish?



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Re: 'bleeding' Axminster clamps

Postby thatsnotafestool » Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:29 pm

senior wrote:Phew, we were all talking about the disaster at Jonny's bash, some of them were calling you funny names, but I pretended not to hear, thank f**k you found a solution especially as "you only had one shot at it"......
A light sand..... genius.... well done...... sleep easy tonight lads Roger has solved it.


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