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Project by Darnell posted 1383 days ago 12331 views 115 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cam Action Hold-Downs

Beech, Brass, Steel

How to starts here.


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#1 posted 1383 days ago

They are too cool, I love them.
Thank you for sharing this with us.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#2 posted 1383 days ago

Yes, these are very cool! Might have to copy them once I finally get a bench built.

-- Darrell B.

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#3 posted 1383 days ago

looking good
thank´s for sharing

take care

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#4 posted 1383 days ago

These hold downs are the coolest. Great job

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 1383 days ago

These are to beautifull to use….


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#6 posted 1383 days ago

Wow, really neat idea! Adjustable and functional. Well made.

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#7 posted 1383 days ago

Cool idea! Never thought of a klemmsia design as a hold-down.

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog:

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#8 posted 1383 days ago

A great way to apply the cam clamp principle!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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Jamie Speirs

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#9 posted 1383 days ago

Super idea

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#10 posted 1383 days ago

i see why they’re called bunnies :)
great design!

-- Flemming. It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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#11 posted 1383 days ago

Clever. How did you end up creating the shape of the cam?

-- Galootish log blog,

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#12 posted 1383 days ago

Great detail and explanation!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#13 posted 1382 days ago

Thanks for the kind words, everyone.

Robert, you’ve got it, the bunnies are a cross between a Klemmy and a holdfast. I think my clamps work a little better than Klemmys, though, as mine push down to close. The handle is out of the way of cords and elbows.

Swirt, I’ve made lesser versions of this clamp in the past. A cam with a lobe 1/8” above the tounge to 1/8” below works best. The high point of the lobe is just before full close. When they’re closed they want to stay closed.

Thanks Again!


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#14 posted 1382 days ago

You just solved a small problem for me…........ great simple and cheap means of accomplishing a task.

Two thumbs up to you sir !!!!! and thanks for sharing.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#15 posted 1382 days ago

thanks for sharing u solved a problem for me too.

-- Johan, South Africa, /

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