cmarlow (Oct 19, 2021)
I've always like the Kant Twist Clamp design and so thought I would make this my first proper CNC project.
Sand bags on the aluminium sheet to damp down some of the vibration.
and I now have some tiny parts
Now I just need to make the bearings, jaws and thread....
Very nice work as usual, Nigel. I have some of the commercial ones and find them very useful.
As your design evolves, you may want to consider V-grooves in the jaws. There are many useful options; parallel or perpendicular to the main screw, or both. Grooves in both jaws are nice but even if only in one jaw are still useful when clamping things with a rounded profile.
Clamps with interchangeable jaws are another design option. A shoulder bolt and nut in place of the rivet would make interchanges easy.
Plastic jaws and, dare I say it, wooden jaws are also a possibility for avoiding marring the clamped object.
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