Kerf 1 16 in. With the fixture made you can position the jaw in the fixture flip it over and position it against the clamped fence then.
Diy woodworking cam clamps plans.
Cam clamp woodworking plans. The two jaws of the clamp are the same length so there is a minimum of measuring required. Diy cam clamps step by step cut stock. Cam clamp front page.
Shop made cam clamp. These clamps can be made quickly and inexpensively from scrap material. The sliding jaw is kerfed allowing the jaw to flex when the cam is rotated.
Feb 5 2013 20 free clamp plans. As a luthier i always need a lot of clamps that apply light firm pressure and these little cam clamps are the perfect tool for the job. Use any wood you choose but preferably something with straight grain.
So for the clamp bodies you ll need 1 thick stock cut into strips that are 1 1 2 wide 6 1 2 long. Thick aluminum bar 1 4 in. I saw a picture and.
I saw a picture and description of these clamps on instructable s that were designed by mike from wood shop mike. I just redrew them. Using flat sawn stock will end up yielding the strongest clamps but i wouldn t get too hung up on this.
In fact i ve admired the simple design for years. This cam clamp isn t a new idea. Wide by 8 1 2 in.
74 fine woodworking drawings. You can construct as many clamps as you require in varying lengths and at huge cost savings. Homemade clamps for woodworkers explore.
Just to make things easy here are the downloadable plans. Roll pins 1 8 in. The big advantages of this design are that it s lightweight and doesn t apply a lot of pressure.
Drilling fixture if you re making more than one cam clamp a drilling fixture is strongly recommended as it speeds production and increases accuracy a plywood pattern with a side and end block glued to it and holes drilled in the plywood works great above. Relief hole 11 2 in. Thick by 1 in.
Make your own with this free plan you can construct as many clamps as you require in varying lengths and at huge cost savings. Rather than using a screw to exert pressure the clamps use a cam. Steven cook uses cam clamps for jigs and fixtures for anchoring a workpiece to a bench for routing and for laminating.
Woodworking school learn woodworking woodworking workshop easy woodworking projects wood projects woodworking plans diy shops homemade tools shop layout. Put the squeeze on high priced clamps with these free cam clamp plans. John tetreault shopmade cam clamps handy light duty clamps are quick to make by nathan murphy 1 4 in.
Just make your own. Cork pads 3 16 in. Now on to the tutorial before you get to far into the project grab the cam clamp plans from my site for 3 50.