CNC cut cherry hold downs and knobs.

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Project by AdrianM posted 472 days ago 4961 views 51 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got a little carried away with these. I was looking for a simple solution to hold things down on the drill press table and ended up with these.

The cherry was salvaged from an old table top that had warped badly.

The pivot is a maple dowel. I made a set of 8 to use for other jigs.

The profile was from this thread

The knob design came from one made out of brass here

Next up is a new table with a t-slot of some kind and a better fence.

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#1 posted 472 days ago

Nice machine made parts .
Makes me wish I could afford a CNC , but that would take all of the fun out of woodworking.

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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#2 posted 472 days ago

nice hold downs almost to good to use

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 472 days ago

I love them!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have no CNC, but I’ll make a set when I get back to my shop!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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#4 posted 472 days ago

I want some

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#5 posted 472 days ago

A CNC machine is just an other tool. It adds to the fun of woodworking and is limited only by your own imagination.
I have used them in sailmaking and in woodworking and the sky is the limit.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#6 posted 472 days ago

Yeah, who needs store bought ones. Those look great.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#7 posted 472 days ago

Good looking project, I’ll have to make some myself!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#8 posted 472 days ago

Great project. I have hold downs on my to do list. Thanks for the help.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#9 posted 472 days ago

Very nice! I need some of those!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 471 days ago

Very useful, I have something similar

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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#11 posted 471 days ago

One of my favorits

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#12 posted 471 days ago

Soooooooooooo coooooooooooool.
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#13 posted 471 days ago

nice upcycling :-)


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#14 posted 469 days ago

Very nice, I want some.

-- People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results.- Albert Einstein

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