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Project by daveysprocket posted 01-04-2010 05:58 PM 3924 views 11 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this rather large wooden cam clamp for my Dad for Christmas. He makes fly rod racks and I thought this will help him hold the case together while he adds pipe clamps to the edges. I works surprisingly well and I plan on making some more. The bar stock is available at any home improvement store and an assortment of roll pins does the rest.





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#1 posted 01-04-2010 06:05 PM

Good Job Davey There are probably quit a few who would like plans for these type of clamps.

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#2 posted 01-04-2010 06:13 PM

Ditto what Jim said!!

Would love to see you blog the construction of this!

Lew

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#3 posted 01-04-2010 06:13 PM

Good picture. Nice workmanship and very useful

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#4 posted 01-04-2010 06:19 PM

You can built them from a picture. That’s what I did. If you want to see one in person, Woodcraft carries small ones in their stores. I found this after I made them. This might help:

http://www.woodshoptips.com/tips/050304/index.htm

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#5 posted 01-04-2010 07:05 PM

I believe that I saw clamps to build in one of the last few Shop Notes. or it’s sister mag, and I can’t think of it.

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#6 posted 01-04-2010 07:51 PM

amazing. i love it. im going to have to give this a try.

do you think a bolt(s?) can be used in place of the roll pins?

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#7 posted 01-04-2010 08:05 PM

What’s nice about roll pins is you can use them inside of one another for the pivot point. I would think you could use bolts elsewhere though.

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#8 posted 01-04-2010 08:07 PM

do you mean for added strength against wear?

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#9 posted 01-04-2010 08:14 PM

These look very cool, light and just right for holding things in place. Has anyone found a plan for them?

The workmanship look excellent.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#10 posted 01-05-2010 03:38 AM

Hey DaveR, I didn’t see the link in davysprockets’ post. it looks like clear instructions and easily modified. Thanks though.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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