Progress is fine, but it's gone on for too long.
with apologies to Ogden Nash...
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
I picked this up recently. It reminds me that there was a time when even simple tools like clamps were not readily available, and so might be hand-made.
An impressive piece of blacksmithing. The screw was likely made from a bolt, with the head flattened and pierced. Note the dimple on the end of the clamp body, a nice detail to improve grip:
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