Moveable Clamps

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Moveable Clamps

Postby rawkstar320 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:23 am

The number 1 most frustrating aspect of starting a new CNC project (in my opinion) is the time it takes just to get set up before you can actually start your project. Machining the bed flat, milling holes to add clamps, not having enough room for clamps...

Problem solved! I had some 1/2" HDPE stock so I milled a block 3/4" by 2" with (3) holes. The center hole is milled down 3/8" in a "hex" shape to hold a 6mm nut, while the top side is counter bored for some screws I keep laying around. (#8 I believe). To install the clamp holder, I just set the block where I want it, drill (2) 1/8" holes with the hand drill and BAM! clamps. Anywhere. Any angle. Now I can get set up for a project faster than ever!



If you decide to make your own, please post some pictures!
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Re: Moveable Clamps

Postby johntech » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:35 pm

That looks great!! I'll have to check into them and make a set!

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Re: Moveable Clamps

Postby jblakey » Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:25 am

nice! I find clamping one of the more challenging bits of CNC work also. I've been trying to work on sword scabbard, and build a good, solid clamping system for an irregular ellipse cross-section that doesn't mar the paint finish is quite tricky. I'm currently working on ScabbardClamp version 4:)

Btw, Metric wing-nuts (M6) are pretty cheap on eBay, just bought a bunch from a guy in Montreal. Makes life a lot easier.

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