DIY Cam Clamps!

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Project by woodshopmike posted 06-18-2015 08:11 PM 14451 views 39 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these a while back and realized I hadn’t shared yet. No fancy woodworking here :)

This is a great project to make a dent in that pile of scrap material you’ve been holding on to for longer than you care to admit. Which reminds me… I need to weed out my scrap pile… again :(

I wrote up an article showing the process that includes plans. If you’re interested, swing over to my site and check it out!

Thanks for looking, have a great day!


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#1 posted 06-18-2015 10:03 PM

Bunch of good looking clamps there. Thanks for the article, perhaps I too, can make a few from might scrap pile as well.

-- Ron, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 06-19-2015 12:05 AM

Really nice set of clamps. Nice going!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 06-19-2015 07:54 AM

They look very useful. Added to favourites!

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#4 posted 06-19-2015 01:11 PM

Great writeup. Thansk for sharing!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#5 posted 06-19-2015 01:19 PM

Glad y’all like em! Thanks


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#6 posted 06-19-2015 07:28 PM

Those are cool. Maybe I missed it but do you have a part number for the bar stock? I found some 1” X 1/4” bar stock on McMaster part number 6554K12 but wasn’t sure if that was what you used or not.



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#7 posted 06-19-2015 07:52 PM

Hi Richard,

Glad you like ‘em! I actually didn’t list a p/n for the bar stock. You certainly could use that, but you’ll need to increase the notches for the bar accordingly. The bar stock I used was plain 1018 and 3/16×3/4” purchased from Home Depot. If you want to purchase through McMaster, I’d go for 8910K263 but that’s just me :)




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#8 posted 06-21-2015 01:58 PM

I really enjoyed your clamps. I went to your web site and was equally impressed with your drawings of the clamps. Very nice job on both. Thanks for sharing.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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#9 posted 06-22-2015 02:08 PM


Thanks! I have a handful of other project plans on the site too. Take Care.



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