Cam Hook Clamp

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In February of 2012 I made a couple of cam clamps that used the Bernoulli spiral for the cam design (don’t ask why). I found myself using them frequently. They were very useful for card scraping and hand planing. I thought I would come up with a system that would allow woodworkers, that don’t have dog holes in their bench, to use these clamps. I mixed the features of a bench hook and my Bernoulli Spiral clamps and came up with what I’m calling Cam Hooks. I think it has a nice ring to it :)

The Cam Hook has at least two advantages over a traditional bench stop. One, is that a bench stop is prone to causing your work to pivot; the cams do not have this problem. You also are not limited to the length of the stock you can clamp with the cams.

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#1 posted 170 days ago

I watched the video of this project this morning and I think I might have to build this. It looks very helpful

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#2 posted 170 days ago

An interesting solution. Thanks for posting this.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#3 posted 170 days ago

I never saw that before. Pretty slick.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#4 posted 170 days ago

Looks interesting but the video doesn’t run properly. Just use YouTube, it works.

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#5 posted 169 days ago

cool idea.good job.

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#6 posted 169 days ago

That is really cool. Great job and thanks for posting

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#7 posted 169 days ago

Nicely done. :-)
Now I can’t get that song out of my head. :-p

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#8 posted 169 days ago

Hello GarageWoodworks

This is the jig that we all must have in a shop.
Your combination with a bench hook is a very nice idea
Thanks s lot for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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