Lee Valley has introduced a new clamping system designed for irregular shapes.
Some scrolling projects require you to be a contortionist to clamp them properly. Scrollers use a variety of items, ranging from tape to rope, weights to pure brute force, but Lee Valley has introduced a new clamping system designed for irregular shapes.
Hobby Clamps use space-age carbon fiber rods and polycarbonate plastic arms (or jaws). Since both jaws move independently, it is easy to adjust the clamps and workpiece with just one hand.
While they look fragile, the rods are light, flexible, and strong. The clamps operate on the offset locking principle—if you skew a round rod passing through a round hole, friction keeps the pieces from sliding.
The kit includes three rods, six arms, and an entire strip of connectors to join the rods together. Kits are available for $14.50 + $7.50 s&h from Lee Valley, 800-871-8158, www.LeeValley.com.