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    Default Hold Down Fixtures

    Does anyone know if ShopBot sells or provides the design or parts for making fixtures with the sliding wedges? I am trying to figure out how to build a couple to hold parts

    Thanks.

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    This is what I use for small parts work. 1" piece of MDO, T-tracks from Rockler. T-tracks are sunk about 3/16" below surface of board so I can cut thru the material. I replace this board about every 5 years. Some simple home made pieces of oak for holding material down. The MDO is held to the CNC table using the vacuum hold down. Makes everything very flat for cutting,carving.



    I have two of the boards that can be placed end to end on the CNC table to enable me to cut long parts 8' by about 3' wide.
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    Here’s my “wedge” in the shape of a cam…
    SG


    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dR4...ew?usp=sharing

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    On page 2 of this thread look at link from Bill Young;
    http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/sho...ing-Pics/page2
    Link still works and will bring you here;
    https://app.box.com/v/wedging-top

    NO idea why I couldn't stay logged in to reply on Firefox
    Had to go to Edge(which I dislike) to stay logged in to reply.fences and wedges kirks ready to ship.jpg
    scott P.
    2013 Desktop/spindle/VCP 10
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    There are many ways to build clamps. This is a very important part of CNC woodworking. I would like to see a section on this forum devoted to clamping work.

    Phil

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve_g View Post
    Here’s my “wedge” in the shape of a cam…
    SG


    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dR4...ew?usp=sharing

    I like that Scott!! I might make some and adapt them to my track system.
    Don
    Diamond Lake Custom Woodworks, LLC
    www.dlwoodworks.com
    ***********************************
    Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in one pretty and well preserved piece; But to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, worn out, bank accounts empty, credit cards maxed out, defiantly shouting "Geronimo"!

    If you make something idiot proof, all they do is create a better idiot.

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