New cam lock hanger!
OK, Been thinking about an all day hanger for a long time now. I haven’t come up with anything effective and practical yet… BUT… I did accidentally come up with a “cam lock” hanger. I’m going to try to attach a pic… but here’s the description:
I took the idea of the “drumstick” hanger and added a cam lock feature that eliminates the need for wingnuts and bolts.
Take a 5/8” dowel rod (about the size of your thumb)
get yourself 4 each of #4 x 3/4 pan head wood screws.
find two large bolt washers, or pieces of flat metal or something that is fairly strong and you can drill small holes about 1 3/4 inches apart.
Cut the dowel into two pieces, each about 1 3/4 inches long.
VERY close to the edge of each dowel drill a hole slightly smaller than the #4 screws mentioned above. Make sure the holes at the end of each dowel line up. In other words, drill each hole so that they would meet each other halfway down the length of the dowel IF you were to go that far. This gives you the “cam” effect.
Drill a 2 holes in each of the washers or pieces of metal about 1 3/4 inches apart.
Halfway down the length of each dowel and along the same line as the end holes drill a hole slightly smaller than the #4 screws metioned earlier.
take a look at the pics…. it’ll take forever to explain it, but it’s pretty simple to understand once you get a look at it.
I’m still experimenting with it. I think I need longer “cam levers” - the bolts the string is tied too. the longer the bolt, the tighter the cam dowels will get with more weight. The pic shows it in use first -with no wrap just to illustrate. I wouldn’t recommend using it with no wrap!
any feedback is greatly appreciated!
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