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    Cam clamps

    Thanks for letting me join this forum. I am making some luthier cam clamps. Any advice welcome. Cam slipping.
    Cheers. Ian

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    Hi Ian - welcome to HomemadeTools.net

    Here's a search for "cam clamps" for some ideas: Homemade Tools Search: cam clamps - HomemadeTools.net

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    Nick Christodoulou's Tools
    Here is an interesting blueprint of how to make your own, originaly posted from Canadian wood working community!
    Cheers,Nick.
    Cam clamps-camclamps_illo2.jpg

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    I used the same drawing Nick Chrsitodoulou posted above to manufacture two clamps to help in gluing down the bridge on a guitar I had just put a new top on. They worked fine. I'm not sure what you mean by "cam slipping". The only issue I had was that the clamp arm that the cam is on would want to slide up the metal bar. I was able to solve this by putting the clamp in place, pushing down slightly on the arm,where the metal arm goes through the back of the arm. This helps the cam arm to lock onto the bar when you pull the cam lever to clamp the work. Once the cam levers were rotated, NOTHING moved. Hope this helps

    Al

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    Hi Ian this may help as well,
    regards Dan

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    Hi Ian this may help as well,
    regards Dan

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    Hi Ian, sorry about my slow responce. I just got back in town. I must say all the mighty tool makers in our group have givin great advice and direction. I have nothing to add so just keep on building!
    Cheers, Clarion.peals AKA Chris Newbury

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    Cam clamp

    Quote Originally Posted by Telecaster117 View Post
    Thanks for letting me join this forum. I am making some luthier cam clamps. Any advice welcome. Cam slipping.
    Cheers. Ian
    Hi, you can get detailed instructions on Paul Seller's site. Very useful.
    Try: https://woodworkingmasterclasses.com/

    Good luck, Ernst

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    Hi Ian;

    Sorry about replying so late, but I found your message in my SPAM folder. All of the above info is very good. I have used the prints above to build clamps myself, and they work quite well. Welcome, and good luck.

    Jack


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