How to properly clamp


I’m doing my first project on the OF and I don’t want to run the last tool path because it looks like my dust boot will crash into the oops clamps.

What would you do in this case? Only thing I can think of is to use a larger stock piece in the future so it doesn’t hit, or just glue or use some brad nails. Thanks for your input


Use a shorter T track bolt to keep it low profile. The bolt length may need to be tailored to the stock thickness to keep it below the dust boot.

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In this particular case I’d raise the dust boot and complete the project if that is the only thing that will hit the clamps. In the future I’d try to center your stock between 2 T tracks and clamp at 4 points outside tool paths. If the workpiece is too small then you can try some side clamping fixtures and/or double sided tape or the blue painters tape with CA glue method.


I would have used double sided tape for sure. Convenient and easy to use.

In your current situation friction clamping from the sides.


You could use the long bristles on your dust boot too. Just be careful not to let the router crash into the acrylic plate.

I use glue drops , they really have a good hold…

Fevicol Glue Drops - 48 Glue Drops (Pack of 10)

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