My table with vertical holding

It looks nice, one suggestion I’ll make is to give yourself some material on the fixed side of the clamping fixture that you can machine parallel with the Onefinity once it’s mounted to correct any out of parallel/square that might exist in the table. If I build another table I’d change my clamping fixture to be parallel to the Y axis instead of the X axis as I’ve had 2 occasions where the operator didn’t ensure the X axis was squared before running through 100 bd ft of lumber… a not parallel axis turns out wonky drawers :wink:

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understood. this thing is as square and level as I can make it and the vice fixture itself will be aligned with the top as well. but thank you for remining me to pay attention to those details. I straightened and squared up each piece to all the same dimensions before assembly. When I put the level on it every piece touched with no gaps and was perfectly level. I had clamped each piece in before securing them.

You should get your license right away. If you search YouTube for Vcarve you’ll find many hours worth of tutorials and examples. They are extremely helpful and will give you an idea how to tackle about any project

well, I only ordered it this afternoon so I will be checking on it tomorrow, and the day after that, and the day after that, and…


got my license today and did the download thing.

i said before i am making progress every day but today it feels like i am in a olding pattern one tiny part is preventing me from going forward on the vice or to be more technical my vertical holding device lol. 10 mm double split ring clamp. well it should be here wednesday so two more days. did my lathe work on the “moxon” modified screws. shown below.

I got the handles in, and the screw parts done on the lathe. I’m just waiting on the darned clamps then i can install the moving jaw as shown in the second picture then on with the top. and then wait for the journeyman to arrive.

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Here are a few more pics of the new vice and 90 degree holding /backer board I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have. and yes, this is square to the top and will be square to the machine
(journeyman) when I install it. it is also dead level you can see in one of these pics the fence on the left-hand side to orient the boards for vertical holding

Oh and i put a little dust groove in that fence as well. it is in the last pic.

thanks for all the encouragement i have gotten here I am looking forward to bugging all of you as i screw up after i get my machine. LOL


Hey Robert,

this looks very nice.

The dust groove is a plus.

Would you share the source for the screws and the handles and how you modified them?

I have another question: On the frame, did you do mortise and tenon joints there, or are the 4x4s just cutting edge to side, and bolted through? I mean the cross pieces. I see you have joints at the corners.

How did you attach the feet to the bottom and top frames?

ok feet first they are bolted through top and bottom with 6 inch Timber lock style screws I only did half lap joints on the top corners the rest were timber lock screws, two, so they wont twist. (yes I got lazy) but the whole thing is very square flush and level. I got the handles on amazon


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$13.28 for two.
i used acme thread 5/8-8 i got six feet of it for about Threaded Rod, Low Carbon Steel, 5/8-8x6 ft
thirty bucks.


I used 8 quarter rock maple for the movable jaw and then laminated a piece maple onto that jaw so that it missed the fence on the mounting board. I plan to add t tracks to that board. then reinstall it to the frame as it is now. When I finish mounting the top you will not even know it has vertical holding. This table is turning out to cost plenty. I got 2 sheets of 3/4" MDF today at sixty-one bucks each and a sheet of haff inch plywood for the bottom shelf and that was 35 bucks, so even though I had most of the 4x4’s left over from another project I will still end up spending a bundle on the raw table, not to mention all the accessories and upgrades with the machine and dust collection. Turns out that the machine itself is only about half what you are going to spend on CNC.


You are right about the Money. My Journeyman was $5000 as ordered with the over/ under and all accessories. I then have added dust collection system, more bits, table components, router and a whole bunch of miscellaneous stuff. Probably got $7000 invested and haven’t cut my first project yet. Based on the mdf dust going to have to buy a hepa filter system also.

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Any new pictures? Im thinking about a verticle wasteboard setup for the Foreman and would like to hear if you have finished and if theres changes youd recommend.

no new pics yet but I would not change anything.

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you know i never realized that i have not posted pictures of the completed table thanks for the reminder. I will be posting those pics and some projects today as well.


first sale ever 50 of these

ok this is a shot of my nested jig for the hold down I made for myself there are four hold downs for the “nest” and two to hold down the hold down being machined

here you can see the underside of the hold down after it has been machined you will notice the three facets of sorts so you can angle them to your work. after this your simply flip the hold down over and mill the two slots and you have a completed hold down

this one is kind of fun because I have my own code / shorthand for the bits. I wondered if anyone can read what i am saying here lol probably not since i am kind of weird. each “BIT BLOCK” have however many bit i keep of that kind, for example i keep five of these so when i get down to two left through wear or breakage i order the five pack again. and the vcarved label lets me know right away what I am seeing. each groove has two magnets underneath each one so the bits do not fall or clink together and since they are separate blocks, I can rearrange them in the drawer which make it handy to the task at hand and very rearrangeable

these little Christmas tree candy dishes made great girts throw in some mini-M&Ms and viola

I mde this for a person that just had a baby she loved it.

more hold downs and some in use. It seems I have only made small projects, so I have plently of room for multiples

this is my newest baby this band saw has been great It seems I had to buy it because i could not get 3/8 oak that i needed for those darned coasters and my old bandsaw that you can see in the background simply did not have the power to cut 6inch wide lumber into re-sawn lumber i just had to spend a few dollars so now i can lol

ok that is my new year’s marathon of posting and the final pics of my vertical holding table with no vertical holding actually going on.


Hey Robert,

lol :slight_smile:

That’s what I like the most on your table – your vise! Its concept, and the implementation.

thank you now that the holidays are over i will be actually using the vicec tosee if it works as i wanted it to

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