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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-09-2016, 12:00 PM Thread Starter
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I made 6 hold down clamps from 1/4" thick 6061 T6 aluminum plate. i drilled and tapped 10-32 holes and am using 10-32-1/2 screws, the screws are to long as i needed 3/8 long screws, i cut the aluminum on my metal cutting bandsaw.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-09-2016, 12:10 PM
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I like that, good pictures too. Looks like you used to be a jig builder at Boeing , thats the way they do it.

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i had those clamps laying around from a jig i used to make wooden feet for a music box, just getting ready to use my legacy ornamental mill once i figure out how to use it. it is similar to the sears router crafter.
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nicely done....

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Dave, what is the blade you used in the bandsaw to cut the AL and how thick a piece of AL can you cut with it ?
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i am using a harborfreight floor model metal cutting bandsaw with i believe a 10-14 tpi. the bandsaw it probably 10 years old and still cuts nicely, 1hp motor current model number is 93762. i am cutting 1/4" thick 6061 T6 aluminum plate. i did cut some 1/4" and 3/8" thick 6061 T6 aluminum plate on my dewalt 12" slider power miter saw with 60 tooth carbide tipped blade. oh how thick a piece i can cut with this bandsaw, 4"x6" thick, after the cut it trips a toggle switch and turns off. i have cut a 1 3/8" solid steel shaft before, it cut through it like butter.
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