Hold-Down System for CNC Router Table

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Project by KnotCurser posted 274 days ago 1861 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a need, so I filled it.

I had some items that the stock hold-downs supplied with my CNC Router just couldn’t handle.

The main need was to be able to secure items that had irregular sides as well as items on a diagonal.

Here’s what I came up with – maybe it will spark some ideas with other CNC owners as well as those that own t-slot style tables.

Pretty simple really. It’s just some hardwood pieces with a slot mortised in them – I then can use 7/16” bolts mounted upside-down to secure them to the table at pretty much any angle I need.

A couple of wedges just tapped in REALLY secure the item to be worked on – there is NO way that piece will move without removing the wedges.

Easy to make and less than a buck for all the hardware – bonus!

If anyone else has any ideas for this type of table I would be very grateful!



-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#1 posted 274 days ago

Well done.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 274 days ago

Just what I need… thanks for the inspiration…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#3 posted 274 days ago

I like it…. good idea….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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