First Jig - Work Holding is king

New to the forums but have had my Nomad for a little over a month now.

I needed to make a flip jig to hold and center a 4" puck while I 3D contour the inside and outside. I figured while I was at it I would use it to test various functions, bits and materials. So this used all my bits and tested cutting in C360 brass and 6061 aluminum.

All and all pretty happy with it. I might add a little inlay for a Z point. Then I’ll always Z off the same area.


Nice one :+1:

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I love how you utilized those Tiger Claw compact clamps in the jig!

Thanks. is there a non-destructive way to take them apart? I’d like to make copper “soft jaws” for them.

Curiosity got the best of me, and either “yes” or “I just killed one of my Tiger Claw clamps” :slight_smile:

I just removed the screw then used a pair of pliers to (gently) pull the pins, enough that the jaw can then be disengaged.


  • this is on the non-compact version, I have no idea if the compact version is different in that regard
  • re-assembly worked too.
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Ok I’ll see if it’s similar on the compact.