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Paul Kaplan

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Paul Kaplan

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Make your own clamp set out of colored MDF.

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Material Description Price
Blue MDF Sheet

Blue MDF Sheet

Dimensions: 8 in × 12 in, Thickness: 3/8 in, Color: Blue, Type: MDF

Press In Threaded Insert

Press In Threaded Insert

Thread: M5, Material: Steel, Type: Threaded Insert, Qty: 10 Pack, Mounting Hole: 6.35mm

$6.00

Socket Head Cap Screw

Socket Head Cap Screw

Finish: Black, Length: 30mm, Pitch: 0.8mm, Quantity: 10, Type: Screw, Thread Size: M5, Screw Type: Socket Head

$3.85

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clamps.svg

SVG file for clamps

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1

Cut out the parts with Easel

Use the “Open in Easel” button above to open and copy the clamp set project. I used 3/8" MDF, but you could use any material.

2

Press in the threaded inserts

The circle is perfectly sized for the M5 sized threaded inserts with a 6.35mm mounting hole. Just press them into the hole.

3

(optional) Sand down the bevelled edge

I sanded an angled edge onto my clamps to give them a lower profile for the part of the clamp that is over the material. This makes it easier to avoid hitting the bit against the clamp.

4

Add the M5 screws

Each clamp uses 2 screws, one in the threaded insert and one which goes into the threaded inserts in the wasteboard.

Beau Turner
Hi Paul, this currently gives an error when trying to open in Easel. Says "This project has not been shared publicly".
Beau Turner
Paul Kaplan
Hi sorry about that I shared it you should be able to open it now.
Paul Kaplan
Ted Smith
How about a post in G code.
Ted Smith
Paul Kaplan
If you click "Open in Easel" you can use Easel, our online CAD / CAM / Control app to generate and download gcode depending on what material you are using!
Paul Kaplan
Gary Flanagan
Awesome project. Thanks Paul. You guys at Inventables are super bunch of awesome people. All of my projects look 100 times better. Thanks Again
Gary Flanagan
Paul Kaplan
:) thanks!
Paul Kaplan
John W Vaughn
Looks nice was the Ramp or slope cnc as well or added after the job completed??
John W Vaughn
Paul Kaplan
It was added on a belt sander afterwards.
Paul Kaplan