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Re: Here's our setup - and we've got some questions
« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2013, 10:43:14 PM »
We're up and running. Spoilboard tomorrow. Thanks everyone for your assistance!

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Re: Here's our setup - and we've got some questions
« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2013, 03:28:12 PM »
We're surfacing the spoilboard today, and the task immediately following will be to engineer our clamping system to secure material to the table. I am not certain of the terminology I should be using, and I would like to find a specialized resource to look at our options. Can someone direct us to a website or store that would carry the types of clamps/pressure feet we need to evaluate? What is the proper terminology?

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Re: Here's our setup - and we've got some questions
« Reply #22 on: November 24, 2013, 05:24:25 PM »
Other than very expensive vacuum options, I'm not aware of any commercially available "clamps" to be used for hold downs on a CNC router. Everything I've made has been made by the users.

You might want to spend some time at cnczone.com reading through the forums to see what others have done.
Gerry

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Re: Here's our setup - and we've got some questions
« Reply #23 on: November 26, 2013, 05:23:04 PM »
Odd's are you will end up making a lot of your own clamps and jigs.  One thing that has served me quite well over the years is to use nylon bolts and wooden clamps.   That way if you make a mistake somewhere, you don't ruin an expensive bit by trying to cut through steel.   If you look on ebay you can find bags of 100 for a few bucks.