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oldnovice

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407 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question jig clamp

I am trying to remember who made a small, BD Workmate size, work table that used positionable cams for work holding. The table surface was drilled for dropping in the cams that could be rotated to hold the work.

I though it might have been Wolfcraft but I do not see it on their web site … it is possible that it is an obsolete product!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"


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Jim Bertelson

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#1 posted 406 days ago

I don’t know anything about that, although I still have an old 35” Workmate that occasionally gets dragged out for certain clamping situations. My multipurpose bench has taken over most of its functions, with its slots in its top.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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Rick M.

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#2 posted 406 days ago

I believe fellow LJ, GarageWoodworks, uses cams like that on his workbench.

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#3 posted 406 days ago

Makita task master

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derosa

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#4 posted 406 days ago

Seems like they’d be easy to make for a workmate looking at how the holders are produced.

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oldnovice

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#5 posted 406 days ago

I think a little more detail!
The work holders actually look like a snail cam (lower image)

which are actually rotated into the work to be held!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#6 posted 406 days ago

you are on it

here is fellow LJ Dave
did some
just like your lower drawing

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oldnovice

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#7 posted 405 days ago

Yes, that’s what I was looking for. Thanks patron!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#8 posted 405 days ago

Make it out of the ol Fibonacci spiral.

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Roger

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#9 posted 403 days ago

Yup, SuperDave did it

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