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Project by Darnell posted 10-09-2010 05:20 PM 30556 views 130 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cam Action Hold-Downs

Beech, Brass, Steel

How to starts here.

-- http://thewayiwood.blogspot.com/





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mafe

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#1 posted 10-09-2010 05:24 PM

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

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

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blacknail

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#2 posted 10-09-2010 05:31 PM

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

-- Darrell B.

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Dennisgrosen

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#3 posted 10-09-2010 05:37 PM

looking good
thank´s for sharing

take care
Dennis

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#4 posted 10-09-2010 05:42 PM

These hold downs are the coolest. Great job

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Houtje

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#5 posted 10-09-2010 06:01 PM

These are to beautifull to use….

Houtje

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RonPeters

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#6 posted 10-09-2010 06:32 PM

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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TheGravedigger

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#7 posted 10-09-2010 09:48 PM

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

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com

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Div

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#8 posted 10-09-2010 11:07 PM

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 10-09-2010 11:12 PM

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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Flemming

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#10 posted 10-10-2010 02:46 AM

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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swirt

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#11 posted 10-10-2010 03:38 AM

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

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#12 posted 10-10-2010 04:06 AM

Great detail and explanation!

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

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Darnell

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#13 posted 10-10-2010 08:04 AM

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!

-- http://thewayiwood.blogspot.com/

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toyguy

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#14 posted 10-10-2010 03:57 PM

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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johan

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#15 posted 10-10-2010 09:59 PM

thanks for sharing u solved a problem for me too.

-- Johan, South Africa, www.knysnawoodworkers.co.za

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