I wanted a custom sized vacuum plate to work with the way I was setting up my table, and also had a specific job coming up that required cutting sheet metal. So, custom vacuum plate (uses 1/8″ gasket) and custom fixture for the parts I needed to machine. The plate is roughly 15″ long by 13″ wide (slots are on 1″ centers), with a single port in the center. Slots were roughed with a 0.118″ end mill, followed up by a Pierson Workholding gasket slot end mill. I’m pulling vacuum with a JB Industries DV-200N through ~10 feet of rubber tubing. The gauge on the left hand side allows me to confirm vacuum pressure is on and holding.