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    Tool Makers Vise

    I made this little tool makers vise for surface grinding and machining small things I make on occasion, I probably want use it that much but I'll have it whenever the time arrives.
    I have a 3" Brown and Sharp tool makers vise and for the most it's just fine, but it gets a little awkward , I'll probably use this vise a lot more now that I have it.

    The vise and other parts were made from O-1 tool steel hardened, tempered and ground all over to the dimensions on the prints, It took a little time to design this little creature but it came out really nice. Two hardware items that need to be purchased are One- 10-24 SHCS 1 1/4" long and One 3/16" dowel pin 1 1/4" long

    Once I had everything drawn up I started the machining process, as I went along I found a change or two that needed correcting in the drawings, Sometimes you can't really see some little detail until you make it, But there were only two things I had to change, But I want get into detail about those things, they were basically something I forgot to add to the drawing.
    I left .010" over there specified dimensions for finish grinding, The parts were then oil hardened, tempered and ground in a 3" B&S tool makers vise

    Below are some photos

    As always thanks for looking and happy machining

    Doug

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    Last edited by rossbotics; 09-10-2016 at 02:09 PM.
    Comments are always welcome
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    Great job, Doug. Looks like you designed and built a solid vise. Thanks for sharing the plans!

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    Thanks Doug! I've added your Toolmaker's Vise to our Vises category, as well as to your builder page: rossbotics' Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    Great, detailed post, and a cool little vise!

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    Hi Doug,

    More great machining work and some nice drawings, too! Your Toolmaker's Vise is the 'Tool of the Week'!



    Congratulations on being the first winner of our new 5-Time Tool of the Week award!


    As you've already received one of our official HomemadeTools.net T-shirts, we'll be glad to award you a $25 online gift card from GiftRocket.

    Just send me (via PM) your email address and we'll get things processed directly.

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    This thread has been moved to the Must Read subforum. Congrats (and thanks) to Doug for making such a valuable contribution!

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    Congratulations rossbotics! I know we'll have other 5-Time Tool of the Week winners in the future, but you'll always be the first.

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    Thank You Very Much Jon, I'm very happy, And I hope there are other winners as well

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    Nice vice, I am new to machining and wonder how do you hold down a machinist vice? I'd like to see some pictures of one actually being used. That would/might also illustrate the advantages of using a machinist vice.

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    THAT is the kind of work that I aspire to do. Fantastic. I can't even put a scale to it and I can see the precision that you put into it. Well done!

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