The first easy CNC router project a CNC router owner should take on is making their own clamps out of wood for their machine.
Making clamps is easy when you know how. It’s even easier with this g-code file because it is plug-and-play.
Why make wood clamps? First, when you buy clamps, it’ll cost you about $50 or more for 4 of them. Second, most clamps you buy are made of metal. Inevitably, you will run your router bit into one. That will ruin your router bit. Wood clamps are strong, AND your router bit will cut right through it. And you’ll have a bunch more when that happens (and you’ll still have a router bit.
As long as your CNC router workspace is 12×12 inches or larger, you can make anywhere from 16 to 24 clamps.
This file download consists of 2 clamp project files for your CNC router.
- A 16 pc clamp file for smaller CNC routers
- A 24 pc clamp file for larger machines
This download includes DXF, SVG and CRV files for Vectric software (for both ver 10 and 11)
You also get the G-code files for both projects and video instructions to tell you exactly what materials you need and how to set them up on your CNC router. You can watch those instructions now by clicking here.
If you’d rather design your own clamps, you can watch this video to learn how.