Okay, today’s project is making up some clamps since they are not included with the nifty Nomad Threaded table (and I’d like some metal ones to use w/ the T-track on my XL).
Since the drawing for this doesn’t seem to have been made available, and I’m not inclined to wait for Monday to pester someone competent at support, I drew one up based on some rough measurements and the published table and wasteboard file:
While it would be simple enough for anyone to superimpose a 1" grid of 5mm circles on one of the above files, it seems redundant and a lot of needlessly duplicated effort to have people do this over and over again. I measured, but wasn’t fast enough to do this before my morning cuppa, so any inconsistencies or errors I’m attributing to caffeine micro-tremors — I also haven’t had breakfast yet, and I’m at home, so only drinking tea (coffee is a luxury reserved for when travelling or going out), so any errors in logic I’m attributing to low blood sugar and inadequate caffeine.
Anyway, here’s an unofficial take on this, which is provided purely for user convenience — please verify before use, and please, do not use this to send out to have your own made by a machine shop — draw up your own if going that route. YMMV, not valid where rules and laws say otherwise, usage implies acceptance of a total disclaimer of all responsibility, but conversely acceptance of afore-mentioned limit on usage.
Nomad_wasteboard_threadedtable.pdf (4.2 KB)
— note that converted files in Inkscape will under certain circumstances use a scaling factor which will not be considered when importing into Carbide Create — that may be fixed by doing the math to scale them correctly, or by opening the file in Inkscape, selecting all and copying, then creating a new blank document and pasting into that. (I’d probably have a much better life if my head wasn’t filled w/ trivia such as that which would not be necessary if only everyone would agree on sensible standards and not needlessly change how things work — over a beer I’ll tell you the story of the longest 4 hrs. of my life, getting a PDF which the “Thomson Techno Task Force” would certify out of a beta copy of pdfTeX — it’s been that long, and I can still remember the specific combination of how it was made to work)
Nomad_wasteboard_threadedtable.c2d (21.1 KB)
Anyway, now that that’s out of the way, next step is bootstrapping clamps w/o work-holding.