CNC cut cherry hold downs and knobs.

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Project by AdrianM posted 01-07-2013 11:23 PM 10462 views 63 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 01-08-2013 12:30 AM

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

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#2 posted 01-08-2013 01:19 AM

nice hold downs almost to good to use

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#3 posted 01-08-2013 01:38 AM

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!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 01-08-2013 02:00 AM

I want some

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#5 posted 01-08-2013 02:32 AM

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 01-08-2013 03:52 AM

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

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

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#7 posted 01-08-2013 04:11 AM

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 01-08-2013 04:50 AM

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

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#9 posted 01-08-2013 06:09 AM

Very nice! I need some of those!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 01-08-2013 08:37 AM

Very useful, I have something similar

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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#11 posted 01-08-2013 12:00 PM

One of my favorits

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

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#12 posted 01-08-2013 10:14 PM

Soooooooooooo coooooooooooool.
Best thoughts,

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

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#13 posted 01-08-2013 11:58 PM

nice upcycling :-)


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#14 posted 01-11-2013 02:59 AM

Very nice, I want some.

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

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