Laser Clamp

A clamp to hold down material to a knife table

You need a tension spring of the proper length to make the clamp work. Increace extraheight to get more space for the spring and to make the sliding mechanism less likely to bind. You may need to add some wax on the parts sliding on each other to reduce friction.

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Settings for Finger Joints

angle
style style of the fingers
surroundingspaces minimal space at the start and end in (multiple of normal spaces)
edge_width space below holes of FingerHoleEdge (multiples of thickness)
extra_length extra material to grind away burn marks (multiples of thickness)
finger width of the fingers (multiples of thickness)
play extra space to allow finger move in and out (multiples of thickness)
space space between fingers (multiples of thickness)
width width of finger holes (multiples of thickness)

Main Settings

minheight minimal clamping height in mm
maxheight maximal clamping height in mm
extraheight extra height to make operation smoother in mm

Default Settings

thickness thickness of the material in mm
format format of resulting file
tabs width of tabs holding the parts in place in mm (not supported everywhere)
debug print surrounding boxes for some structures
labels label the parts (where available)
reference print reference rectangle with given length in mm (zero to disable)
inner_corners style for inner corners
burn burn correction in mm (bigger values for tighter fit)

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