How To Clamp Material To Your Wasteboard. (Including The New L Shaped Clamp Bracket File)
I decided to create another clamping option to assist in holding down material. I came up with these L shaped brackets. One has 5 holes that will directly fit my threaded wasteboard file, and the other has slots so you can adjust the fit anyway you'd need to according to what the material needs (I'm imagining its good for round stock). This will work on any branded CNC, but are built specifically for my wasteboard and the Shapeoko 3. Carbide Create is required to open the file, but it will create g code for use on any g code sender (i.e. UGS, Carbide Motion, Easel)
Myers Woodshop L Clamps (right click, save as)
Consider buying the file from my Etsy shop. It helps support what i do so I can create more free content :)
The Etsy listing also includes the .svg file for use in most CAD programs.
Myers Woodshop L Clamps (Click here to help support my work!)
I've also created a short video to help show some of the clamping options you have with your CNC. This includes the new L shaped clamp brackets.
Click To Purchase:
■ 1/4 - 20 hex bolts
■ 1/4 - 20 washers
■ 1/4 - 20 t nuts (you need 3 packs)
■ Double Sided Tape
■ Rockler Hold Down Clamp
■ Oops Clamp
■ Myers Woodshop Cam Clamps
■ Myers Woodshop Wasteboard
■ Myers Woodshop L Clamps
■ Cadex Braid Nailer
■ Shapeoko 3 XXL CNC Machine
There's so many options when it comes to holding material down securely to your CNC machine it can feel overwhelming. In this video I'll walk you through a whole bunch of choices (and even some of my own creations) and how to use them effectively.
1/17/2019 11:49:31 am
What spacing did you use between inserts? Thanks.
1/17/2019 04:42:21 pm
1/19/2019 09:41:24 pm
It opens in Carbide Create. It is a free program from Carbide 3d. It outputs straight gcode so depending on your machine it may work. Otherwise you can get the primary dimensions and re draw in Aspire / Vcarve.
1/20/2019 09:28:32 am
the free version on here is the .c2d that opens in carbide create (the software that comes free with the shapeoko). I've uploaded the .svg to my etsy shop for use with other programs (like aspire).
1/24/2019 07:25:33 am
The .cd2 files download to my Mac as txt files. Even if I remove the .txt they still don't open in Carbide Create. What could I be doing wrong?
1/24/2019 09:08:40 am
I just tried on my Mac running High Sierra using Chrome and they download fine. Maybe try right clicking and 'save link as' and choosing the filetype.
1/26/2019 09:30:28 am
Right click, save as. Just like Jason Says.
2/1/2019 01:52:09 pm
Thanks for the clamps and the L Brackets, Just ran some on the XXL. I used 12mm BB ply for mine since I had lots of scraps laying around. Getting ready to do wasteboard and flatten it next. You have been a big help getting me going!
2/2/2019 09:34:41 am
11/26/2019 01:12:02 am
I downloaded your L brackets and cut them tonight...they re not usable and look NOTHING like them pictures...very disappointed I paid for these and they are useless.
12/13/2019 01:06:54 pm
Tom, if you're disappointed it should only be at yourself. These work perfectly for everyone else as do all of Ben's other files. Maybe you should learn to use your machine or maybe hand tools are more your speed?
12/19/2019 03:55:16 pm
Tom, email me or message me and lets take a look at whats wrong.
4/20/2020 06:48:49 pm
Ben. I bought your wasteboard and works perfectly. I just flattened mine and when I go to tighten my clamps down it pulls the wasteboard up in un even ways. Any solution for this? Thanks
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