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MariusL Tue 08 December 2009 12:39

Clamping device for small jobs
 
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I developed a need for a clamping method for doing small jobs that are repeated many times. This is the clamp thing that I came up with, it works very well. If you paint it you can use it to cut aluminium and steel with a lubricant or coolant. The MDF will not damage.
I sealed all the parts first with a water based sealer and then painted it with a hammer tone finish. There are some ugly marks on the thing because I could not wait for the paint to dry properly.

I had to cut this 3D clock for my wife and then do the pocket at the back.

Following are some pics of the parts. Note the inserts used - 8mm self threading insert and a 8mm "T" nut or furniture nut.

lumberjack_jeff Tue 08 December 2009 18:11

I like this a lot.

liaoh75 Tue 08 December 2009 21:50

Cool Idea! Thanks for sharing!

MariusL Tue 08 December 2009 22:50

Pleasure is mine. I forgot to mention the material is 30mm MDF. You can see the tool sizes from the G-code.

Alan_c Wed 09 December 2009 01:40

Thanks Marius, that looks much nicer than my thrown together bits and pieces I have used in the past.

KenC Wed 09 December 2009 05:07

Very nice looking slot table. Thanks for sharing

Claudiu Wed 09 December 2009 08:08

Very useful. Thanks for the files.
Canīt wait to have MM up and running, I got so many Projects to do....;)

MariusL Wed 09 December 2009 23:37

Claus believe me once you have the machine the projects multiply.

jayrdwein Wed 02 April 2014 21:54

That's so nice! The slot table looks so perfect in every way that is why it is obviously very useful.

MariusL Thu 03 April 2014 03:14

MDF is magic stuff. I have made many tools using MDF.

pblackburn Thu 03 April 2014 15:45

Nicely done.

tangocharlie123 Fri 08 August 2014 03:56

Hi is anyone having trouble D/L the above zip file

thanks

MariusL Fri 08 August 2014 06:01

Just tried, it works. PM me I will send it to you if you dont come right.

IMMark Fri 08 August 2014 13:58

I just grabbed it. Works for me?
Thanks Marius for the file! When I first saw your post, I thought you had based your wooden table on the metal one...then realized that the metal one, is the wood painted :o
Thanks again
Mark

MariusL Fri 08 August 2014 23:27

You're welcome man. I painted the unit with a hammer tone finish to seal it all round as I was cutting aluminium that needed some coolant. That was the only paint I had at hand.


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