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Blog entry by Omegacool posted 05-14-2009 09:01 AM 4002 reads 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some of my prototype clamps.

This can be made easy

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-- Sorry I do not speak English very well, nor write, but I learn

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#1 posted 05-14-2009 11:34 AM

I’ve made some cam clamps too. You can find some flatbar at the hardware store. if you cut the mortise snuggly they work nicely. I’ve never made a wood shaft. Looks like it works though.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#2 posted 05-14-2009 08:14 PM

Hello Omegacool. Those clamps look great. In fact I have made quite a few much like them, except that I used wooden handles instead of wing nuts. Mine are a little different, but the result is the same. They work! I also plan to make some of the cam clamps like yours. I plan to try making a guitar and they would should come in handy for that.

Don’t worry about the tools. You can do a lot even with inexpensive hand tools if you know how to tune them up, and in the case of edge tools to keep them sharp. Expensive power tools and other purchased tools are nice to have because you can work easier and faster. But, this only means you can produce more in the same time with less effort. It has nothing to do with the quality of your finished project. It is not the tools, but the person using them that determines how good a project turns out. If you enjoy woodworking you don’t need to produce a lot of things to enjoy it. One well done project is worth more that any number of badly done ones and something to be proud of. I have accumulated quite a few power tools over the years, but I still get the most enjoyment using my hand tools. Hand tools are much quieter and healthier to work with. I love making my own jigs and tools and I see you do too. Keep up the good work!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 05-22-2009 12:17 AM

orale primo !
he estado afuera 2 semanas trabajando , por eso estoy tarde en comunicar.
veo que estas progresando en tus labores , y me alegro en eso .
espero ver tus proyectos de pronto .
y como siempre avisa si nesesitas de mi .


-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 05-31-2009 10:03 AM

these kant-twist clams looks PERFECT for edge gluing! I just about got sick of the C clamps i use, as you need to worry about the marks they leave, etc.
you can never have enough clamps! thanks for sharing

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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