Sometimes I use C-clamps to fasten things together that
need to stay together for a while. Like, until the glue
So, since the shop is shared with non-readers who would
only be enraged by the presence of a note, I propose to
make a C-frame clamp which can be padlocked in position.
this is not the vise-grip style, which is an over-
center toggle lock. The person who suggests that it is, or
should be, shall be berated mercilessly. As will the person
who refers to it as a "vice-grip".)
Looks and acts identically to a regular C-clamp, with the
exception of the cross-handle. The handle is missing. It is
replaced by a splined shaft, several inches long; the new
style handle is a bent metal piece which curves up away
from the clamp. After tightening said handle as much as
you wish, slide the handle off the splines and then put it
back on upside-down, in a position where it is near to the
frame of the clamp.
Put the shackle of a padlock through the hole in the end of
the handle, and lock it around the frame of the clamp.
Note that this lock is mainly a deterrent to stupidity and
accidents. It is not a high security solution.
I am betting the worldwide market for this device would be
over a dozen.