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Hold Down Options w/ no T-tracks

by Jordan123
posted 10-30-2018 02:16 PM


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#1 posted 10-30-2018 02:17 PM

Glue some sandpaper to the blocks will help.

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#2 posted 10-30-2018 06:39 PM

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#3 posted 11-06-2018 01:27 AM

I cut these pockets using wood strips as a guide for my router, cutting with a (cheap, Yonico) guided bowl bit. Not sure if this is relevant to what you’re trying to do but I used masking tape on both the cutting board and the guide strips, then CA glue (super glue) to hold the guide strips in place. Holds the guides like a champ and when finished, the masking tape peels off cleanly.

ETA: I used to use double-sided tape but the foam carrier always allowed some movement. The masking tape doesn’t.

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#4 posted 11-06-2018 01:34 AM

Top of cutting board if anyone’s interested. Maple & Brazilian Cherry scraps, finished with a mixture of coconut oil & beeswax.

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#5 posted 11-06-2018 03:54 AM

shawnn, I’ve been loving a Yonica flush trimmer I have been abusing. A LOT longer cut life than I ever imagined. I’ll have to look at their bowl bits. Christmas is bowl bit season, party trays are jolly gifts.

That is a nice board idea, tray to board in seconds. I wonder if with that much wood cut out, and one side flat if it will note a twist?

For the OP. If you make an oversized carrier board you can mount DeStaco clamps around the edges

Or drill access holes around the edges of an oversized carrier board and insert clamps through the hole. look for ones with a hook, and a flat foot that you can recess, crossing over to welding suppliers get a lot of different profiles.

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#6 posted 11-06-2018 01:35 PM

Double-sided speed tape along with wood blocks screwed to the spoil board at the edges of the work piece usually works for me.

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#7 posted 11-06-2018 01:53 PM

I have used carpet tape to rout the hand holds for my cutting boards and serving trays with great success. I’ve used them to hold the template on the board, and to hold the board down to the workbench.

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#8 posted 11-06-2018 08:37 PM

You may want to consider this process posted on YouTube by NY CNC, Winston Moy and others.
Using painters tape and CA glue!

At first glance it doesn’t look like it should work but in video above they are taking deep cuts in aluminum and it DOES work!

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