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AU$ 2,143
pledged of AU$ 50,000pledged of AU$ 50,000 goal
30
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, January 15 2018 11:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

The Traditional F-Clamp vs The Modern Andrew Clamp
The Traditional F-Clamp vs The Modern Andrew Clamp

Woodworking enthusiasts go by various names - carpenters, beginners, craftsmen, experts, Greg. But one name which applies to all of us is that of Clamp Collector – you can never have too many clamps. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a seasoned professional, odds are you have more clamps than you can carry. Having said that, you still might not have the right type of clamp.

The function of a clamp has rarely changed in centuries - it has always held things in place or together. However, while clamps fulfil this function perfectly, there is a very common problem that most woodworkers face. As seen in the above photo, traditional F-clamps give you maximum hold but take away your ability to use that hold to add a fastener. Overcoming this problem typically requires the use of various complicated jigs and/or many awkwardly placed clamps. This results in sacrificing the use of both hands, limiting accuracy and reliability (see gallery, trailer). This problem is extremely irritating, but it doesn’t have to be like this!

The Andrew Clamp is a revolutionary new patent-pending clamping system which brings all the benefits of the tried and true F-clamps, with NONE of the downsides! Using an Andrew clamp, a woodworker can easily hold any number of workpieces firmly in place (to maximum efficiency!) while applying whichever fastener he/she so desires! If that isn’t something to get you excited about clamps, I don’t know what will!

The Traditional F-clamp vs The Andrew Clamp
The Traditional F-clamp vs The Andrew Clamp

 

First Andrew Clamp prototype
First Andrew Clamp prototype

 

The Andrew Clamp
The Andrew Clamp

 

Never lose your point of reference!
Never lose your point of reference!

 

 

 

The Andrew Clamp holds round work-pieces with ease!
The Andrew Clamp holds round work-pieces with ease!

 

The Andrew Clamp provides an unparalleled combination of hold and accessibility! Even on narrow work-pieces!
The Andrew Clamp provides an unparalleled combination of hold and accessibility! Even on narrow work-pieces!

 

Andrew Clamps allow you to apply more clamps than would otherwise be possible!
Andrew Clamps allow you to apply more clamps than would otherwise be possible!

 

Upcoming forms will interact with each other. Here the V and U-Form clamp a board
Upcoming forms will interact with each other. Here the V and U-Form clamp a board

 

Upcoming Andrew Clamp variations. Only the U-Form variation is ready for mass production as of now. Other forms will be developed and released in the coming years.
Upcoming Andrew Clamp variations. Only the U-Form variation is ready for mass production as of now. Other forms will be developed and released in the coming years.

 

In addition to all these benefits, the Andrew Clamp will also collect your dust for you!
In addition to all these benefits, the Andrew Clamp will also collect your dust for you!

 

Concept Development
Concept Development

 

Example Application
Example Application

 

Example Application
Example Application

Joinery Methods

The Andrew Clamp can be utilised to specifically clamp the tails and pins of a wide dovetail joint!
The Andrew Clamp can be utilised to specifically clamp the tails and pins of a wide dovetail joint!

 

The Andrew Clamp can target the fingers of a box/finger joint with ease!
The Andrew Clamp can target the fingers of a box/finger joint with ease!

 

Rather than waiting for glue to dry before adding dowels, the Andrew Clamp allows the user to save valuable time and clamp and add dowels simultaneously!
Rather than waiting for glue to dry before adding dowels, the Andrew Clamp allows the user to save valuable time and clamp and add dowels simultaneously!

 

The Andrew Clamps wide jaws means it offers a wider greater distribution of clamping force, ideal for Mortise and Tenon joints!
The Andrew Clamps wide jaws means it offers a wider greater distribution of clamping force, ideal for Mortise and Tenon joints!

 

The Andrew Clamp's most immediate application is with butt joints - which it achieves effortlessly!
The Andrew Clamp's most immediate application is with butt joints - which it achieves effortlessly!

Rewards!

 

End of Year Special!
End of Year Special!

 

Super Early Bird Special
Super Early Bird Special

 

The Classic Bundle
The Classic Bundle

 

2 Andrew Clamps
2 Andrew Clamps

 

10 Andrew Clamps
10 Andrew Clamps

 

20 Andrew Clamps
20 Andrew Clamps

 

 

50 Andrew Clamps
50 Andrew Clamps

 

Resellers Pack - 100 Andrew Clamps
Resellers Pack - 100 Andrew Clamps

 

Resellers Pack - 200 Andrew Clamps
Resellers Pack - 200 Andrew Clamps

 

About Me

My name is Andrew Rafla Rufaeel and I am a man of many passions. These passions include education, music, painting, magic and woodworking. I have also completed two university degrees (I am now a qualified high school teacher) and enjoy spending time with my family (my parents, and my sister, her husband and my nieces). My beloved mother passed away in May 2016, and to keep me distracted, I began spending a lot of time woodworking. This is where my passion blossomed, and through my creative and problem-solving nature, I began looking for innovative ideas for obstacles I encountered. It was through this creativity that the Andrew Clamp was born.

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THE PRODUCT

The Andrew Clamp is an extremely innovative product of excellent quality that will last a lifetime. The journey of the Andrew Clamp, from a humble idea to our very first prototype, has involved a vigorous process of concept development, design engineering, stress testing, pre-production and management, design documentation, and production. Andrew Clamps are produced with high quality materials and engineered to withstand extensive use without compromising its structural integrity. Andrew Innovations PTY LTD sought the award-winning skills, expertise and experience of industrial design company Form Designs Australia PTY LTD, to achieve such standards.

MANUFACTURING AND SHIPPING

The Andrew Clamp will be manufactured by the same factory which produced our first prototype. This trusted and well-established factory is renowned for extremely high-quality steel products and reliability. Currently, we are in the process of organising tooling for the factory to be ready to mass-produce Andrew Clamps for distribution. The money we raise from this Kickstarter campaign will go towards the tooling, mass-production, packaging, and shipping. The more money raised, the faster Andrew Clamps can be available to purchase on shelves at most hardware stores. Once available, the regular retail price (RRP) of the Andrew Clamp will be comparable to other F-clamps in stores. During the Kickstarter campaign however, the price for the Andrew Clamp includes production, individual packaging and shipping to anywhere in the world.

With regards to when Andrew Clamps will be physically received, we have provided estimated times and will do everything in our power to deliver by that time. However, we cannot guarantee there will be no unexpected delays. In fact, we aim to start mass-production sooner than the dates provided, and so need your help to do so.

This is your chance to be one of the first in the world to own an Andrew Clamp, see how innovative it is, prove its need in the current market, and make it available for general purchase. Your contribution is very much appreciated.

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    END OF YEAR SPECIAL!

    Going out with a bang, this End of Year Special gives you one 400mm/16" Andrew Clamp in the U-Form Variation :)

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    Be the first 10 backers and you will receive one 400mm/16" Andrew Clamp in the U-Form variation. Additionally, you will receive a physical thank you card from the folks at Andrew Innovations and a custom Andrew Clamp bumper sticker :)

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    The Classic Bundle

    For those who just missed the Super Early Bird Special, you can still be part of the exciting Early Bird Special by being the next 20 backers to order! In this bundle, you will receive one 400mm/16" Andrew Clamp (U-Form), a physical thank you card from the company that brought you the Andrew Clamp, Andrew Innovations, 2 carpenters pencils, and a custom bumper sticker for your car!

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    2 Andrew Clamps

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    10 Andrew Clamps

    In this package, you get 10 400mm/16" Andrew Clamps and a thank you card from the team at Andrew Innovations PTY LTD :)

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    20 Andrew Clamps

    By selecting this bundle, you get 20 of our unique 400mm/16" Andrew Clamps and a thank you card from the folks at Andrew Innovations PTY LTD :)

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    50 Andrew Clamps

    Selecting this package means you receive 50 400mm/16" Andrew Clamps and a thank you card from the team at Andrew Innovations PTY LTD :)

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    Resellers Pack - 100 Andrew Clamps

    Ideal for those eager to bring the advantages of the new patent-pending Andrew Clamp to their customers, selecting this bulk purchase package gives you 100 400mm/16" Andrew Clamps in the U-Form variation (classic red) :)

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    Resellers Pack - 200 Andrew Clamps

    For the ambitious and generous retailer who seeks to be ahead of the curve, selecting this package will reward you with 200 400mm/16" Andrew Clamps in the U-Form variation :)

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