A work table with cam work holders

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Forum topic by oldnovice posted 06-14-2013 06:09 AM 3332 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-14-2013 06:09 AM

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!

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#1 posted 06-14-2013 02:58 PM

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.

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#2 posted 06-15-2013 12:34 AM

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

-- Rick M,

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#3 posted 06-15-2013 12:46 AM

Makita task master

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#4 posted 06-15-2013 03:24 AM

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

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#5 posted 06-15-2013 04:14 AM

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!

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#6 posted 06-15-2013 05:07 AM

you are on it

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

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#7 posted 06-15-2013 03:25 PM

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

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#8 posted 06-15-2013 03:59 PM

Make it out of the ol Fibonacci spiral.

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#9 posted 06-18-2013 02:29 AM

Yup, SuperDave did it

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