Free 173 Best Homemade Tools eBook:  
Remove advertisements
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: T track table and clamps

  1. #1
    Doc
    Doc is offline

    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    76
    Thanks
    120
    Thanked 37 Times in 26 Posts

    Doc's Tools

    Lightbulb T track table and clamps

    Hi everybody.

    I do hope this is the right place to post this. It is one giant 'tool' in my toy workshop that I actually use a lot.

    I measured (sort of!) where I wanted to run some track on my workbench (a converted freezer with layers of MDF, pine and ply and finally melamine for a top).

    Being a cheapskate, I thought I would see how much use I got to decide whether or not to 'upgrade' to real t-track. I actually have quite a few metres of t track but I'm too cheap to 'waste' it on this project.

    I firstly made a deep groove with a router bit, in a few stages. I then did the final routing using a t-cutter router bit. 'Precutting' most of the work before using the t-cutter allows for less strain on the bit.

    Anyhoo, I made up a few hold-down thingies that slip and tighten into any of the slots and basically keep my work steady and my hands free for more important tasks.

    Like holding my coffee cup

    I intend to add a light/lamp holder that can clamp too, as well as a few other doodads - moving support tower for my dremel tool or my VDO camera, or...

    I need more hours in the day.

    Regards

    Doc

    T track table and clamps-t-track-table.jpg

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to Doc For This Useful Post:

    kbalch (02-11-2015)

  3. #2
    Doc
    Doc is offline

    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    76
    Thanks
    120
    Thanked 37 Times in 26 Posts

    Doc's Tools
    Probably helps if I show a piccy of the t cutter router bit I was referring to...

    Sorry

    Doc

    T track table and clamps-tbit.jpg

  4. #3
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Clermont, FL
    Posts
    5,034
    Thanks
    2,275
    Thanked 502 Times in 372 Posts
    Thanks Doc! I've added your T-Track Table to our Clamps and Woodworking categories, as well as to your builder page: Doc's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


  5. The Following User Says Thank You to kbalch For This Useful Post:

    Doc (02-11-2015)

  6. #4
    Hotz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    South of Brazil.
    Posts
    360
    Thanks
    157
    Thanked 71 Times in 50 Posts

    Hotz's Tools
    ingenious ...

    Sorry my mistakes in english.
    to share your tip >>> http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/tool-tips-tricks/ <<<

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to Hotz For This Useful Post:

    Doc (02-12-2015)

  8. #5
    PJs
    PJs is offline
    PJs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Northern CA
    Posts
    1,295
    Thanks
    6,273
    Thanked 852 Times in 552 Posts

    PJs's Tools
    Thanks Doc for the inspiration. Been trying to figure out a way to do something like this on my removable wood table for my drill press to use Destaco type clamps. This is great and should hold up pretty well if not over stressed. ~PJ

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to PJs For This Useful Post:

    Doc (02-12-2015)

  10. #6
    Doc
    Doc is offline

    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    76
    Thanks
    120
    Thanked 37 Times in 26 Posts

    Doc's Tools
    I find they seem to hold up quite well - I'm dealing with wood that just needs to be held 'firm' rather than totally squished like I do when I put something in the big metalwork vise.

    I did promise myself that at the first sign of undue stress to the tracks, I would replace at least the area concerned with real t track since I find I actually only use a small part of the table track setup anyway.

    Regards

    Doc

  11. #7
    jere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    200
    Thanks
    183
    Thanked 113 Times in 69 Posts

    jere's Tools
    Pretty neat, what is the real t track, drawer slides or something like that or a special purpose only kind of stuff?

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to jere For This Useful Post:

    Doc (02-12-2015)

  13. #8
    PJs
    PJs is offline
    PJs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Northern CA
    Posts
    1,295
    Thanks
    6,273
    Thanked 852 Times in 552 Posts

    PJs's Tools
    Try Amazon...pretty inexpensive actually.

  14. The Following User Says Thank You to PJs For This Useful Post:

    jere (02-13-2015)

  15. #9
    PJs
    PJs is offline
    PJs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Northern CA
    Posts
    1,295
    Thanks
    6,273
    Thanked 852 Times in 552 Posts

    PJs's Tools
    The other nice thing about your design is the grid pattern gives you lots of possibilities over T-Track and would need to be mitered or milled to create your open pattern! I'd mostly be using it for wood and acrylic so it should hold up fine. Thanks again Doc! Hats off to you....

    ~PJ

  16. The Following User Says Thank You to PJs For This Useful Post:

    Doc (02-12-2015)

  17. #10
    Doc
    Doc is offline

    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    76
    Thanks
    120
    Thanked 37 Times in 26 Posts

    Doc's Tools
    You're welcome PJs.

    Jere, it's a track shaped like an upside down 'T' and bolts can slide through it with ease along it's channel.

    Here in Australia it's quite expensive (except from fleabay) but it sounds like you can get it just about anywhere in the US.



    From ptreeusa.com for example.http://www.ptreeusa.com/ttrackproducts.htm#1018

    Regards

    Doc
    Last edited by Doc; 02-12-2015 at 07:07 PM. Reason: spil chicker fale

  18. The Following User Says Thank You to Doc For This Useful Post:

    jere (02-13-2015)

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •