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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.
The tools you will need are:
- Combination or marking gauge
- Tape/Ruler (or both)
- Chisel hammer
- 1/8″, 3/8″ and 1″ Chisel
- Smoothing plane (No 4)
- Tenon saw
- Card scraper
- Brace & bit/hand drill/drill driver
- Small steel hammer
* = optional
1 Stem bar 1/8″ x 3/4″ x 11 1/2″ (optional) Can use stock that is 1/8″-1/4″ thick according to preference, desired weight and availability.
5 Roll pins 4mm (or 1/8″ to 5/32″) x 1 1/2″ to be cut down flush on fixing. Off cut used for stop in the end of the stem bar.
2 Cushion pads 1 1/4″ x 1″ Leather (or cork)
|Sliding head||1||1″ x 1 1/2″ x 6″|
|Fixed head||1||1″ x 1 1/2″ x 6″|
|Cam||1||3/8″ x 1 3/16″ x 4 1/2″|