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02-14-2013 10:10 PM

I remember seeing a project on here where someone had made some clamps out of scrap in his shop. Does anyone know how to make wooden clamps? I’d love to give that a try!

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training


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#1 posted 02-15-2013 12:16 AM

If we are talking about the same thing I made low profile cam clamps using 1/4 hard board. Any thickness will work. Mine were a circle shape with a handle. Kind of like a music note. I drilled a hole in the circle off center. A screw was used as the pivot point. When tight against the part I put a screw in the handle section to hole the pressure. I used this for pattern routing and it worked well. I can attach a picture in the morning if you’d like.

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

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#2 posted 02-15-2013 12:51 AM

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#3 posted 02-15-2013 01:03 AM

My first thought was “he MUST be talking about Matthias.” But I don’t see one by him.

There is this guy who makes some “clamps” that use wood in a way that makes more sense….rather than trying to make a steel clamp out of wood.

The Wood Guy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2trWWHH9dg

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#4 posted 02-15-2013 01:36 AM

Matthias made some long reach C clamps

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U7ufIyBaos

-- I'm a twisted 2x4 in a pile of straight lumber.

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#5 posted 02-15-2013 01:48 AM

Was it these?

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/74409

I thought these were pretty cool so I favorited the page.

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#6 posted 02-15-2013 04:44 AM

“Matthias made some long reach C clamps”

Thanks for the link, Emma! I hate that guy – makes me feel so unaccomplished. :-)

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#7 posted 02-16-2013 05:18 PM

Alex Harris made some basic ones:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQFVzq41zFA

-- Ben, England.

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#8 posted 02-16-2013 07:11 PM

What about these ones:
Click for details

or if you want them to be all wood:
Click for details

-- James

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mbs

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#9 posted 02-17-2013 12:17 AM

or these

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#10 posted 02-17-2013 12:27 AM

Whoops, I missed the “Cam Clamps” in the title. The clamps I posted earlier are not cam clamps. Sorry.

-- James

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#11 posted 03-05-2013 10:12 PM

or these or these or these.

For future reference, Google has this awesome feature where you can put “site:lumberjocks.com” in along with your search, and it’ll search just that site. So I did A Google search for "site:lumberjocks.com cam clamps" and got all sorts of nougaty chewy goodness!

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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#12 posted 03-05-2013 10:36 PM

Thanks for the heads up Dan. That is a very handy feature. I wish I had known about that before.

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training

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#13 posted 03-06-2013 04:14 PM

Dan Lyke wrote:
” For future reference, Google has this awesome feature where you can put “site:lumberjocks.com” in along with your search, and it’ll search just that site. So I did A Google search for “site:lumberjocks.com cam clamps” and got all sorts of nougaty chewy goodness! “

I did not know this either, it will be very helpful for a lot of searches I do. Thank you.

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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#14 posted 03-06-2013 05:13 PM

Thanks +1, clearly the way to search LJ.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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