Yet Another Set of Cam Clamps

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Jonas Karlsson

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Jonas Karlsson

General Information

Large clamps that work with the 75mm wasteboard threaded insert spacing for universal reach.

4 camps cut from a single piece of 12″ × 12″ × 1/2" (actually 13mm) MDF.

Multiple bolt holes allow for better alignment of the clamping force vectors.

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Material Description Price
Flat Washer

Flat Washer

Finish: Zinc Plated, O.D.: 10mm, I.D.: 5.3mm, Thickness: 0.9mm - 1.1mm, Quantity: 10, Type: Washer, Washer Type: Flat

$2.99

MDF Wood

MDF Wood

Dimensions: 12 in × 12 in, Thickness: 1/2 in, Type: MDF

Socket Head Cap Screw

Socket Head Cap Screw

Finish: Black, Length: 30mm, Pitch: 0.8mm, Quantity: 10, Type: Screw, Thread Size: M5, Screw Type: Socket Head

$3.99

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$6.98
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1

Cut out pieces

30 minutes

Carve out the clamps

2

use the clamps

Place your material on your wasteboard
Place the clamps around your material
Choose the hole that best lines up with the nearest threaded insert hole. The clamping force is perpendicular to the edge where the clamp meets the material being clamped. You want to have this force be directed as close as possible through the mounting bolt, so that you are mostly dealing with compressive forces, and minimizing torque forces at the bolt/washer.
Enjoy the carve.

Justin Haugens
I don't understand how to use these, it feels weird that I just don't get it. ha
Justin Haugens
Neil Berkeley
Excellent first project I made these hold good and tight Thank you for sharing
Neil Berkeley
Adam Lesser
So, I feel really stupid, but I also don't get it... I made 4 of these and tried to clamp a rectangular piece as shown, but no matter how I arrange the clamps or rotate them, they keep moving one another, and the piece is never REALLY secure when I try to move it more than a little. Ideas?
Adam Lesser
Adam Lesser
P.S. It would be great if there was a video demo or something, I've looked for similar types of clamps on the 'net but i'm coming up short.
Adam Lesser
sebastien bujold
i modded them with a 3/4 hole and thy works great :) thanks for the design !
sebastien bujold
Gertjan Brons
I think you have to have one side of your material against a solid stop or block, that will keep the clamps from moving
Gertjan Brons