1) measure and etch a line at 1.60 inches (I use a machinists scale with 10th’s graduations)
2) Cut the bar stock and clean up as necessary (I used a file to clean up the edge since I used a sawzall to cut)
- Alternatively you can use the X-carve to cut a 1.60″ × 1.00″ rectangle out of 0.125 aluminum plate.
1) Measure 1" down the long side of the rectangle and etch a line across
2) Etch a diagonal line corner to corner on the aluminum rectangle
3) Etch a diagonal line corner to corner across the 1.00″ × 0.60″ square created in step 1
4) Drill a 9/32" hole at the point the two diagonal lines cross
This will be your clamping bit – for lack of a better term.
1) screw the eccentric nut all the way down to the root of the 5mm screw
2) arrange the bit in a way so that it is barely or nearly making contact with your workpiece and lined up with the wasteboard threaded inserts, feel free to use the corners as well as the flat edges of the bit.
3) hand screw the eccentric nut into the wasteboard through the bit until the eccentric fully inserts into the bit,
4) tighten the screw, it should clamp your work piece.