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Milling Vise for pocket work
« on: September 14, 2010, 12:14:08 PM »
Hello all,

Here are a few pictures of my new milling vise. It is very much like the Sherline milling vise, only bigger. The idea behind it is so I can make pocket jaws to hold irregular shaped, multi-operation parts. The jaws can be flipped over to make more pockets. When I make a fresh set of jaws, I drill and ream two .125 holes for dowel pins. After pinning the jaws, I machine them together to be a matched set. This makes reloading the jaws extremely simple, and accurate. I like to machine a tramming hole on the stationary jaw. I also make jaws out of cast acrylic. it's cheaper, easier, quicker, and works just about as well.
Thank's for looking!

Ken  

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Re: Milling Vise for pocket work
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2010, 04:22:08 PM »
Nice job. Looks like it will serve you well, for many years to come.
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Re: Milling Vise for pocket work
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2010, 02:58:27 AM »
Excellent work Ken.

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Re: Milling Vise for pocket work
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2010, 11:46:37 AM »
Very Nice Work !

JH
Re: Milling Vise for pocket work
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2010, 01:45:15 PM »
I want one, and I dont even have a mill :P  (Soon I hope)
Great work!
Re: Milling Vise for pocket work
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2010, 11:59:11 AM »
Doing this these kinds of projects are very rewording, and it's nice to know that others can appreciate them as well.

Thank you all for your kind words.

Ken

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Re: Milling Vise for pocket work
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2010, 02:48:07 PM »
Very nice, and a very usefull piece at that. Love all the adjustability of it.

Thanks for sharing-
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Re: Milling Vise for pocket work
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2011, 09:40:24 PM »
I am with everybody else, Nice!
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Re: Milling Vise for pocket work
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2011, 12:32:31 AM »
Is that Aluminium alloy or steel alloy?
What sort of alloy?

Cheers

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Re: Milling Vise for pocket work
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2011, 11:18:51 AM »
Nicely done.  8D

Chris