Corner Clamp for CNC Router

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Corner clamps are a great way to hold work on your CNC Bed and ensure workpieces are held nice and square.

I designed (Fusion360) and 3D printed a version that uses replaceable jaws of any shaped. Four screw points are provided on the inside of the clamp body.

The wooden jaws must be 12mm or higher. If needed you can bevel or cut into them when working with thinner stock.

The 3D printed section of the …

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WW2 Armoured Plate Glass

I recently came across a person selling what he claimed was Armoured plate glass from a World War 2 aeroplane. I was sceptical but saved the listing out of curiosity.

A few weeks went buy an I re-visited the listing and it was still available at an even cheaper price. When I questioned the seller about its authenticity, he said it was just what he was told when he bought it over ten years ago.

I still thought it was …

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CNC DREMEL

A couple of months ago I came across a youtube video by Nikodem Bartnik on building a basic little CNC machine. He also shared his STL files allowing you to 3D print your own components and build a machine.

Nickodems STL files and instructions can be found here on Thingiverse:
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3004773?

Ive been wanting to try my hand and some CNC work and this project looked ideal. I already had a dremel engraver so I bought the rest of the …

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$24 Moxon Style Vice

With 9 handcut dovetailed drawers on the cards, I thought I should invest in a moxon style vice to aid my dovetailing.

After googling around for some idea’s I remembered some cheap “Press Clamps” I had seen at McJings tools and thought they might work well in a vice:

www.mcjing.com.au Press Clamps @ $12 each

Press Clamps
I order a pair online with some other goodies, and they turned up in 2 days.

The Press Clamps look pretty good for $12!
Excellent

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Router Table

I managed to obtain a nice benchtop offcut through work, so I decided to build a new router table.

The benchtop is from a server room so its a heavy duty 35mm thick benchtop and weighs a ton.

Front Back

My original router table was never fully completed. It was based a router table made on an episode of New Yankee Workshop.

The new table uses the router, handles, router insert and drawerslides from the original table.



New Yankee Workshop Router Table

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Sometimes its better to do things the hardway.


Scrub Plane

When I first started working with wood, the weekend was a mad rush to get things done, my goal was to just get the job done. Come Monday morning as long as I had some pictures to show my mates or post on a forum I was happy.

Inevitably when I sat back in the following weeks all I saw was the little mistakes I made on the way, an out of square piece here, a chip there. Output and …

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