LumberJocks

Cam Clamp

  • Advertise with us
Project by daveysprocket posted 1690 days ago 3832 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.





10 comments so far

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112010 posts in 2203 days


#1 posted 1690 days ago

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View lew's profile

lew

9991 posts in 2381 days


#2 posted 1690 days ago

Ditto what Jim said!!

Would love to see you blog the construction of this!

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

View FlyfishermanWoodworker's profile

FlyfishermanWoodworker

3 posts in 2023 days


#3 posted 1690 days ago

Good picture. Nice workmanship and very useful

-- Bill

View daveysprocket's profile

daveysprocket

40 posts in 2033 days


#4 posted 1690 days ago

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

View olddutchman's profile

olddutchman

187 posts in 2561 days


#5 posted 1690 days ago

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.

-- Saved, and so grateful, consider who Created it ALL!!!

View AaronK's profile

AaronK

1396 posts in 2090 days


#6 posted 1690 days ago

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?

View daveysprocket's profile

daveysprocket

40 posts in 2033 days


#7 posted 1690 days ago

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.

View AaronK's profile

AaronK

1396 posts in 2090 days


#8 posted 1690 days ago

do you mean for added strength against wear?

View Rob Drown's profile

Rob Drown

721 posts in 2458 days


#9 posted 1690 days ago

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

View Rob Drown's profile

Rob Drown

721 posts in 2458 days


#10 posted 1689 days ago

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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase