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You can make a wedge---
suggest make it from maple.
BTW---you may want to make two such wedges---
One for thinner material and
another for clamping thicker objects.
(I have 3 different size wedges).
Make them with a small slope (low angle)---
too large a slope, will not provide a good solid grip, as it may easily be dislodged.
You want the wedge to have max surface contact with the leather pads, for max grip to avoid easily dislodging.
NOTE---don't lube the wedges surfaces.
You want max friction, during the clamping/holding operation.
Dont' make the wedge too long---as it may easily become dislodged during use.
This clamping tool can come in very handy for some shop tasks.
Sometimes I use two such tools to clamp some objects.
Thank you very much Ken. Yes the wedge is missing .
Clamp shown with "wedge"
Clamping pressure is applied with a wedge placed into the opp end of the tool.
(The photo you posted, of the tool, doesn't contain a wedge. Perhaps it got separated and lost,
or the person threw it away and didn't know the wedge was needed for the tool).
The ring is placed into the padded jaws---the wedge in inserted into the opp end of the tool,
tapped in tight enough to hold the ring in place.
The leather pads protect the ring material from getting marred.
The older models were made of wood, then followed by it made from a plastic material.
It doesn't have a spring in the middle .It just rocks back and forth. How does it clap.
Thank Ken . No one I've talked to has ever seen it. It will be a good conversation piece.
It's a jewelry makers ring clamp.
Does any one know what this item is? I found it at a used item store.
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