|Project by bch||posted 01-24-2014 03:22 AM||2480 views||6 times favorited||8 comments|
I made these cam clamps of hickory, purchased from a new seller in town providing wood fell in our own community. This board was labelled with the name of the community adjacent to mine. So, the local wood part is neat. The instructions I followed were in the excellent book, Tool-Making Projects for Joinery and Woodworking, by Steve A. Olesin. I highly recommend the book to other beginners. I’m having great fun following along in his footsteps and learning a lot.
Wine corks were cut and glued to the clamp faces.
I still need to soften those hard edges. I can’t decide if I should leave them “raw”, or finish them, presumably with boiled linseed oil and paste wax. I am leaning towards doing so. Your opinions and especially experience are requested. Thanks.