Cam Clamp – Episode 3

There are a few steps left to finish the cam clamps. First, Paul inserts a screw to hold the head together. With that done he cuts a recess to accept the pivoting cam, carefully trimming it to size, before cutting the cam to size following a template. When completed, he drills through the whole head and fixes the cam in place using a roll pin. He drills and inserts the roll pins in the fixed head that will hold it in place. Then there is just the leather to fix to the pads and the clamps are ready for use.

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Cam Clamp – Project Info

Cam clamps are handy little clamps that are useful for small, as well as delicate, projects and are great to have around the shop. In this series, Paul goes through the full process of making cam clamps by hand for very little cost.

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Cam Clamp – Episode 2

Paul cuts the mortice in the moving part to receive the bar, after drilling the holes to receive the roll pins. Once the mortice is cut, the roll pins are inserted and cut flush with the surface. They help to reinforce the pivotal pressure points.

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Cam Clamp – Episode 1

In this episode, Paul walks us through the design, before cutting the bar to length. He then lays out the moving jaw, shapes it, and cuts the saw kerf which enable the tightening mechanism.

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