I’m sure this has to be somewhere buried in here, but I don’t see any. I’m looking for ideas on simple moveable/adjustable squaring jigs. I will pretty much cut a similar size block of mahogany each time but not exactly the same size which is why I’d prefer an “adapting” squaring jig vs a fixed square.
I'm sure this isn't what you are looking for, but after I surface my spoil board, I use a 1/16" endmill and cut a few horizontal and vertical lines in the spoil board, as guide lines. That assures that I'm perp. to the cnc travel.
I used a 60 degree V-bit and went all the around the board by just using the key pad. Then did the same thing every 2 inched on X and Y. I only went in less than a 1/16" or even less. After that, I used a pencil to make the lines more visible.
I purchased the "AHC107 - Axiom Auto-adjust Linear Clamp Kit" when I bought my AR8pro+. I love them. I had previously made some blocks like Loren. I still use the shop made versions, but these are my 'go to'. I usually keep one mounted along my X-axis. I align it by dragging a pin from the spindle. For a temporary repeatable jig, I mount the other bar on the Y-axis. The side clamps do a great job of holding stuff in position, but I still usually add hold down clamps. Lately, I've used them to hold projects in position for lasering. In this case I don't need much clamping power.
P.S. I'm not sure why the web site has "Shipping Late May 2019", since I've had my set quite a while.
Post by buildswithbrian on May 29, 2019 16:14:02 GMT -5
check out my video on making a cnc pen-holder that fits in you collet (or another one on you tube, just google it) you can chuck that baby in, and bring the pen tip down to your spoil-board, travel your machine in the x & y directions (manually) instant square reference lines, wherever you need them