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Old Tue 08 December 2009, 12:39
MariusL
Just call me: Marius #22
 
Centurion
South Africa
Clamping device for small jobs

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.
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Old Tue 08 December 2009, 18:11
lumberjack_jeff
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Montesano, WA
United States of America
I like this a lot.
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Old Tue 08 December 2009, 21:50
liaoh75
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Taibao
Taiwan
Cool Idea! Thanks for sharing!
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Old Tue 08 December 2009, 22:50
MariusL
Just call me: Marius #22
 
Centurion
South Africa
Pleasure is mine. I forgot to mention the material is 30mm MDF. You can see the tool sizes from the G-code.
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Old Wed 09 December 2009, 01:40
Alan_c
Just call me: Alan (#11)
 
Grabouw (Western Cape)
South Africa
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Thanks Marius, that looks much nicer than my thrown together bits and pieces I have used in the past.
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Old Wed 09 December 2009, 05:07
KenC
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Klang
Malaysia
Very nice looking slot table. Thanks for sharing
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Old Wed 09 December 2009, 08:08
Claudiu
Just call me: Claus #43
 
Arad
Romania
Very useful. Thanks for the files.
Canīt wait to have MM up and running, I got so many Projects to do....
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Old Wed 09 December 2009, 23:37
MariusL
Just call me: Marius #22
 
Centurion
South Africa
Claus believe me once you have the machine the projects multiply.
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Old Wed 02 April 2014, 21:54
jayrdwein
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canberra
Australia
That's so nice! The slot table looks so perfect in every way that is why it is obviously very useful.
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Old Thu 03 April 2014, 03:14
MariusL
Just call me: Marius #22
 
Centurion
South Africa
MDF is magic stuff. I have made many tools using MDF.
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Old Thu 03 April 2014, 15:45
pblackburn
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South-Central Pennsylvania
United States of America
Nicely done.
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Old Fri 08 August 2014, 03:56
tangocharlie123
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Gatton Brisbane
Australia
Hi is anyone having trouble D/L the above zip file

thanks
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Old Fri 08 August 2014, 06:01
MariusL
Just call me: Marius #22
 
Centurion
South Africa
Just tried, it works. PM me I will send it to you if you dont come right.
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Old Fri 08 August 2014, 13:58
IMMark
Just call me: Mark #119
 
Columbus Ohio
United States of America
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
Thanks again
Mark
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Old Fri 08 August 2014, 23:27
MariusL
Just call me: Marius #22
 
Centurion
South Africa
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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