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Vise Alignment Tool
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BUILDER:
David Haythornthwaite on haythornthwaite.com
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Homemade vise alignment tool intended to facilitate the process of aligning machine vises to the milling table ways. Fabricated from steel and drill rod.
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Dec 07, 2017 3:16 AM
DavidSilverSteel
Actually my name is David Haythornthwaite - not James as shown on this site. Yes Gary, I did consider at length whether to put a key in the bottom of the vice. There was no key slot in the vice and I would have needed to mill it - no problem. However I also use the fice on a rotating base so it would have been a nuisance. Thank you for your interest.
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DIY Vise Alignment Tool - comment on how to build a Vise Alignment Tool - 4 comments
Dec 07, 2017 3:16 AM
Actually my name is David Haythornthwaite - not James as shown on this site. Yes Gary, I did consider at length whether to put a key in the bottom of the vice. There was no key slot in the vice and I would have needed to mill it - no problem. However I also use the fice on a rotating base so it would have been a nuisance. Thank you for your interest.

pfredX1 says:
Oct 21, 2016 5:31 PM
That vise looks a lot like the one I have. I got mine used and I've always wondered where it came from. Where did you get yours from?

garycullen says:
Oct 21, 2016 1:32 PM
I'm not knocking your work, but wouldn't it be easy to put a key or two on the bottom of the vise that fits in the T-Slots? You would be very close if you made the keys fit accurately and if you needed it to be more precision, put an indicator and run across face of the fixed jaw.

rctoywizard says:
Oct 20, 2016 6:48 PM
very cool idea, big time saver.

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