As I type this on July 18th, we have seven of these cork clamps left on the shelf.
Limited to stock on hand. Our woodworker, discerning our intent to slow way down, opted to retire himself completely and go fishing. Woohoo! No more wood tools after these are gone.
Designed by Tim Abbott, the same gent who created the Ergonomic Planing Form Contraption and the Synthetic Binding Boards (among other projects), this cork clamp is elegant, functional, & simple. For those rodmakers who build their grips off the blank like we do, the Abbott Cork Clamp is so much easier to use than a traditional cork clamp and so much nicer to use than washers, wing nuts and threaded rod. The wood base supports the grip as you build it up, ring by ring. The large handle allows you to comfortably put pressure on the rings to squeeze out excess adhesive. To preserve the threads, we suggest applying a light coat of petroleum jelly prior to use.
*Cork Rings & Travertine Tiles Not Included
The new Abbott Clamps made by our woodwright are on par, qualitywise, with our Premier wooden Roughing and Intermediate Forms. Nice tools, priced accordingly.