I like Mark Hockett’s fixturing idea. He uses some expanding studs for fixturing a piece. That way, there’s not even a bolt head standing proud to run into with the cutters:

Expanding studs on the fixture and ready to go…

A stud looks like this. Through bolt with tapered head…

The head drives into the expanding part as you tighten it…

Here is a part being tightened down with a hex key…

 

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Expanding Studs for Fixturing
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