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Offline Bob D.

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CNC Cam Clamps on the MFT
« on: October 08, 2017, 08:05 AM »
Found this interesting video on YT by Marius Hornberger of some cam style clamps he made to use with on his CNC table, but I was thinking the post size would be easily changed to work on the MFT. There is a link to a template to make your own below the video on YT, so best to jump over there and view it.

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Offline mwildt

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Re: CNC Cam Clamps on the MFT
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2017, 11:51 AM »
Like the spirit of Marius. Bummer though that his dog holes could have been much more accurate since he already has a cnc to do the cutting. Any way thumbs up.

Offline Bob D.

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Re: CNC Cam Clamps on the MFT
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2017, 06:44 PM »
I made myself a pair of clamps using Marius's template and adapted them to use on the MFT. I added a M8 x 30 Low Head Socket Cap Screw from McMaster-Carr (# 7984A2) and used a pair of Richards Rip Dogs which I screwed to the clamps. This gave me the perfect size post to insert into the MFT's 20mm holes. Marius used a piece of tubing on his clamps but I didn't have any thing with a 20 mm OD so I used the Rip Dogs.

The counterbores for the head of the screw is .500" x 6mm deep and on the underside for the Rip Dog is 25mm x 6mm deep.

Here is a very short video of the clamp in action and also a couple photos showing how I put them together.


« Last Edit: October 08, 2017, 08:08 PM by Bob D. »
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