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Wood_Jedi

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Small Box Cam Clamp
« on: December 10, 2011, 11:18:38 am »
Whenever I make jewelry boxes I use this cam clamp I made along with an adjustable strap clamp. The cam clamp provides even pressure on all 4 sides of the box all the while keeping it square.  Attached to the base of the jig are two pieces of MDF set at 90 degrees from one another, this supports 2 sided of the box keeping it square. the two remaining sides have these cam discs applying equal pressure so that the glue joint is tight and the box is square
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Re: Small Box Cam Clamp
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2011, 05:37:30 am »
This is an excellent idea. You can never have to many clamps or jigs in the shop. Making your own homemade shop built clamps makes it even better. Make them from scrap and they are free, doesn't get any better than that.

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Re: Small Box Cam Clamp
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2011, 11:20:23 am »
Exactly Justin, This clamp provides even pressure on all 4 sides of the box and along with the strap clamp provides good clamping on the upper and lower half of the box... The cams (disks) are easy to make on the table saw and when screwed to the jig base, the screw is set off center just a bit to create the Cam action..as you can see in the lower(Last) photo
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