Free 173 Best Homemade Tools eBook:  
Become a founding member: 500+ tool plans, full site access, and more.

User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: Tool Makers Vise

  1. #1
    Supporting Member rossbotics's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    714
    Thanks
    964
    Thanked 1,475 Times in 396 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    rossbotics's Tools

    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

    Click here to purchase a set of these plans http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/t...se-plans-46308


    Tool Makers Vise-1.jpg
    A View Of all parts

    Tool Makers Vise-2.jpg
    Another View

    Tool Makers Vise-3.jpg
    Another View

    Tool Makers Vise-4.jpg
    Another View

    Tool Makers Vise-5.jpg
    Another View

    Tool Makers Vise-6.jpg
    Another View

    Tool Makers Vise-7.jpg
    Last View

    Click here to purchase a set of these plans http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/t...se-plans-46308
    Last edited by rossbotics; 09-10-2016 at 01:09 PM.
    Comments are always welcome
    Doug

    Subscribe to my you tube channel

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDD..._as=subscriber



    Tool Plans for Sale by rossbotics






  2. The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to rossbotics For This Useful Post:

    Altair (05-31-2015), Jon (05-30-2015), kbalch (06-01-2015), Mark Fogleman (06-05-2015), panosam (06-03-2015), Paul Jones (05-31-2015), PJs (06-16-2015), Rancher (10-25-2017)

  3. #2
    Content Editor
    Supporting Member
    Altair's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    2,494
    Thanks
    756
    Thanked 6,371 Times in 1,749 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Great job, Doug. Looks like you designed and built a solid vise. Thanks for sharing the plans!

    Al

  4. #3
    kbalch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Clermont, FL
    Posts
    5,034
    Thanks
    2,275
    Thanked 522 Times in 376 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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:


  5. The Following User Says Thank You to kbalch For This Useful Post:

    rossbotics (06-01-2015)

  6. #4
    Content Editor
    Supporting Member
    DIYer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    3,090
    Thanks
    569
    Thanked 1,364 Times in 1,230 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Great, detailed post, and a cool little vise!

  7. #5
    kbalch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Clermont, FL
    Posts
    5,034
    Thanks
    2,275
    Thanked 522 Times in 376 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.

    Congrats!

    Ken

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to kbalch For This Useful Post:

    rossbotics (12-01-2017)

  9. #6
    kbalch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Clermont, FL
    Posts
    5,034
    Thanks
    2,275
    Thanked 522 Times in 376 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    This thread has been moved to the Must Read subforum. Congrats (and thanks) to Doug for making such a valuable contribution!

  10. #7
    Jon
    Jon is offline Jon has agreed the Seller's Terms of Service
    Administrator
    Supporting Member
    Jon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Colorado, USA
    Posts
    19,075
    Thanks
    5,525
    Thanked 25,374 Times in 6,918 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    5 Thread(s)
    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.

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to Jon For This Useful Post:

    olderdan (10-24-2017)

  12. #8
    Supporting Member rossbotics's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    714
    Thanks
    964
    Thanked 1,475 Times in 396 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

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

    Doug
    Comments are always welcome
    Doug

    Subscribe to my you tube channel

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDD..._as=subscriber



    Tool Plans for Sale by rossbotics






  13. The Following User Says Thank You to rossbotics For This Useful Post:

    olderdan (10-24-2017)

  14. #9
    Supporting Member Ralphxyz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Posts
    961
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 192 Times in 155 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Ralphxyz's Tools
    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.

    Thanks,

    Ralph

  15. #10
    Rancher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    17
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •