Shop Project Easy And Inexpensive To Make These Quickly Adjusting Clamps With Non Marring Jaws Are Ideal For A Wide Range Of Light Duty Clamping Jobs
Shop project easy and inexpensive to make these quickly adjusting clamps with non marring jaws are ideal for a wide range of light duty clamping jobs is article about Magazine bookmarked by bill with ID 11670138698 was uploaded on 14-01-2019 and has been viewed 156,315 times.
Make a Set of Cam Clamps Photos by Carl DuguayIllustrations by Len Churchill INFO: DIFFICULTY - 2/5, LENGTH/TIME - 3/5, COST - 2/5 The traditional clamp for luthiers, cam clamps are ideal for holding things in place, particularly where you don't need to apply a lot of clamping pressure.
I find they are much quicker to adjust than bar or fast-acting clamps.They are very effective when gluing up narrow stock, mouldings, edge trim, and small parts, and they excel at holding jigs and fixtures in place.
I also like that their padded jaws don't mar stock.You can purchase commercially made cam clamps for about $20 each, or make your own for a quarter of the cost.You can easily make a dozen of these on a weekend afternoon, and you'll find they are super-durable.
I still use the first set I made over a decade ago.Be flexibleIt's just as quick to make half a dozen of these clamps as it is to make one.Don't get stuck on the materials or dimensions that I've used, as nothing much is overly critical here except the placement of the hole for the cam.
If you don't like aluminum, use steel.If 1" bar stock seems...