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The Floor Cam - A tool of simplicity.

The simplest and most effective tool for straightening bowed hardwood flooring.

The Floor Cam - A tool of simplicity.

The simplest and most effective tool for straightening bowed hardwood flooring.

$276
pledged of $5,000pledged of $5,000 goal
6
backers
20days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, October 7 2019 2:21 AM UTC +00:00.

About


"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" - Leonardo DeVinci 

Father and son, Joe and Chris Ojeda, have always found the most reliable of all tools come with a sense of simplicity. Joe, a retired diesel mechanic and Chris, a general contractor, have spent quite some time in their careers trying to work, not just hard, but SMART. 

When Joe found himself laying hardwoods in his own home and faced with the situation of less than straight hardwood flooring, he knew the traditional methods of dealing with such an issue. Flooring contractors for ages have used old school wedges to force bowed wood straight. If this doesn't work, you are forced to "cull the wood", which simply means to cut out the bad section and try to use the straight pieces somewhere else. This can result in tremendous waste. A waste of time, wood and money. 

    Being a mechanic, Joe knew the value of the 6 simple machines. The lever, the pulley, the screw, the plane, the wheel and the wedge. All were specifically designed to make work easier and bore out of necessity. But he also knew the power and simplicity of the Cam. Joe quickly took a piece of old flooring and fashioned a Cam out of it. Shaped like a tear drop, he drilled a hole slightly off of center, screwed it down next to the warped flooring and turned the Cam into the warped wood. The flooring job turned out fantastic!

   Years later Joe introduced the original wooden Cam to his son, Chris. With wheels turning, he immediately took the design and made subtle changes. Naming it The Floor Cam, the idea then went through multiple phases. Mirroring Tony Stark and the design of his Iron Man suit, this simple tool went from wood to iron. Steel to 3D printed plastic. Finally landing in lightweight rust free Aluminum for the PRO version.

  With simplicity as their main focus, the inventors also made sure that speed and reliability were tantamount. The Floor Cam possesses NO moving parts. This makes the Floor Cam affordable and simple to use. Lightweight and durable, the tool can be carried easily by the installer and fit in any tool box or bag. Also, since the tools are completely made of either plastic or stainless aluminum, they are rust free which provides a long tool shelf life. 

   Although the primary focus being on installation of 3/4 in. Tongue & Groove hardwood flooring, the Floor Cam could also be mounted to a stud and used to straighten vertical and horizontal wood planking as well. Plans are currently underway for development of the DIY Grade Floor Cam made from mold-injected plastics and The Cam Buddy, a smaller companion tool used for the last few rows of flooring for those tight spaces.

  So if any of you want to achieve a beautiful flooring product, free of gaps and bowed hardwoods, pledge to our KickStarter project and remember to keep it simple and work smart... not just hard.             



Technical Specifications 

  • Length  7 in.
  • Width   4.33 in. 
  • Height  0.75 in.
  • Weight  1 lb 7 oz  

Risks and challenges

We currently have 75 units on hand and will be making additional units to order. After the 1st 75 are spoken for, there could be a slight delay in receiving the next order based on production time, manufacturer availability and modifications/design change. All of this information will be displayed for backers to be privy to during the course of the project.

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