Hot Dog Clamps (2011)

When Branden purchased his first CNC mill in 2011 he was faced with a problem - how to best clamp down his workpieces to the mill. After pondering the problem for a while, he drilled a hole pattern into the mill's aluminum base plate, tapped those holes, and created these cheap, but awesome clamps.

Made of two small pieces of MDF, some threaded rod, a nut, and a knob, these clamps do a great job! They were Branden's first foray into hand-writing GCode and the result is a program that allows him to create clamps of nearly any size.