Saturday, December 24 2016

Workholding

Okay, I think I’ve designed enough clamps for the threaded table now…

Nomad clamping with wedges and vises

That 3x4 block of lino isn’t going anywhere.

Nomad clamps in action

[About time, too, since the carpet tape that came with the Nomad finally let go of a small piece as it was being cut out. I thought I had a bit of onion-skin holding it in place, but apparently my board wasn’t quite as flat as expected. No harm done, and I just had to make the cutout toolpath a bit shallower and run it again for the remaining pieces. I might try the Crimson Guitars method the next time I feel like taping something to the wasteboard.]