Cam Hooks

In February of 2012 I made a couple of cam clamps that used the Bernoulli spiral for the cam design (don’t ask why). I found myself using them frequently. They were very useful for card scraping and hand planing. I thought I would come up with a system that would allow woodworkers, that don’t have dog holes in their bench, to use these clamps. I mixed the features of a bench hook and my Bernoulli Spiral clamps and came up with what I’m calling Cam Hooks. I think it has a nice ring to it 🙂


The Cam Hook has at least two advantages over a traditional bench stop. One, is that a bench stop is prone to causing your work to pivot; the cams do not have this problem. You also are not limited to the length of the stock you can clamp with the cams.



2 Responses to “Cam Hooks”

  1. Kay says:

    Very nice! I made the Bernoulli clamps when you first came out with the design and now these are high on my list. I really like the idea of integrating them with a bench hook for the increased flexibility. I like simply elegant solutions!

  2. Jean-Marc says:

    Excellent job, I like this Cam Hook Clamp a lot.
    Your idea of having a separate board to attach them to is brilliant.
    I do not have any holes in my bench top, so having them on the board would work very well for me.
    Having the choice of clamping it in a vice or placing it at the front of the bench gives me more options.
    Thanks for the video. Keep up the good work.
    Jean-Marc in Calgary Alberta Canada

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