I designed this to have my needle nose pliers and diagonal cutters close at hand, yet off my bench top. Once I built and installed the pliers holder, I recognized I could make use of the top part of the clamp as well, so I added a block to hold my deburr tool and some extra bits.
Though I modeled all the parts of this design myself, I based the rough parameters for the clamp on this G-Clamp model: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1673030
Aside from the printed parts, the only hardware you'll need is:
- Screw, Socket Head Cap, M3x8 (or longer, up to 12 mm)
I've included files for two clamping screws. The 25 mm screw will allow you to clamp to a surface of thickness (approximate) 32 to 42 mm. The 40 mm screw will accommodate thicknesses from 17 to 42 mm.
I've also included a .stp file of the entire design in case you need to modify the size or shape of the features to work with your tools.
I hope you find this useful, and please post your makes or remixes back here.
I printed the clamp screw and clamp pad at 0.15 mm layer height, and the rest of the components at 0.2 mm. I used 5% infill, except for the vertical part of the C-clamp body, where I increased the infill locally to help stiffen it somewhat.