These inserts are great for easy and flexible work holding solutions. You could strategically place a few to hold down material in a jig or fixture, or install in a grid pattern to turn your wasteboard into a threaded table by installing these threaded inserts.
Installation is easy, simply create a 9mm pilot hole, then thread the insert into the hole.
They are available in two styles:
Metric: M6x1mm thread
Inch: 1/4-20 thread
Both the inch and metric come in packs of 100 inserts and include a 6mm hex key and 6mm hex driver for installation. The hex driver can be used with a cordless drill for quick installation.
6mm Hex (on both Imperial and Metric versions)
Length: 13mm (~1/2")
Maximum Hole Size: 9mm (0.354", Letter T Drill)
Wasteboard Templates: If you are looking for a starting point on creating a wasteboard for your Shapeoko, take a look at the the Cutrocket links below for Carbide Create templates.