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Offline bill-e

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  • Rindge, New Hampshire, USA
    • New Hampshire Woodworker
DIY MFT Hold Down Clamps
« on: April 22, 2007, 03:23 PM »
I just created this html to document my MFT hold down clamps and move the topic to the proper area.

http://nhwoodworker.com/temp/diy_mft_hold_down.html

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Offline Corwin

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Re: DIY MFT Hold Down Clamps
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2007, 09:20 PM »
Nice job!  And I like the video.

On Edit:  This is going to be a must have for those with jumbo MFTs.  Unless, of course, you have really long arms.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2007, 11:47 PM by Corwin »

Offline John Stevens

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  • Ardmore, PA
Re: DIY MFT Hold Down Clamps
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2007, 10:05 PM »
Bill, that's outstanding.  I find reaching under the table to be so tedious that I was a hair's breadth from putting a bunch of t-nuts or inserts into my MFT so I could bolt things in place from above the table.  Your clamps make that unnecessary.

It would be nice if Festool would start making and selling them, but before that happens I'm going to make a bunch of them so I can use them to clamp auxiliary fences in place, too.    Many, many thanks.

Regards,

John
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Offline ejantny

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  • Scotia, NY
Re: DIY MFT Hold Down Clamps
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2007, 08:04 AM »
Thanks for sharing Bill, greatly appreciated.

Offline Jim Marsh

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Re: DIY MFT Hold Down Clamps
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2007, 09:17 AM »
I am still new to this site but have learned a great deal. I really appreciate the idea and especially the video. I have already picked up the materials to put a few of these together. It will really save my back at the end of the day.

Thanks for sharing, it is most appreciated.

Offline Brian Gray

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Re: DIY MFT Hold Down Clamps
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2007, 11:38 AM »
That's great, Bill.

Building a couple are now on my task list.

Excellent idea.

Offline bill-e

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  • Rindge, New Hampshire, USA
    • New Hampshire Woodworker
Re: DIY MFT Hold Down Clamps
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2007, 08:21 AM »
Thanks

Offline CharlesWilson

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Re: DIY MFT Hold Down Clamps
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2007, 11:15 AM »
Look at that, another use for the Domino!

Great clamp, Bill. I'll certainly be making a few of them real soon now.

Charles
Charles Wilson