View Full Version : Milling vise stop from snugs

01-09-2010, 12:20 AM
A collection of some old 3/8" snugs and rods for dial indicators drove me to make a quick and dirty milling vise stop.

The main support is around 1-1/8" diameter with milled flat and is held to the rear vise jaw with only one bolt at this time. If it ever slips I'll probably use a paper shim to help lock it in place, keeping the ability to rotate it if necessary.

A half dozen repeatability tests with a 1-2-3 block, unclamped / removed / replaced / reclamped were all within 0.0002"




01-09-2010, 03:33 AM
:cool: Looks pretty good for "quick and dirty".

01-09-2010, 10:23 AM
The "quick" part for me was about 30 minutes vs the months usually required for things on the honey-do list :)

The "dirty" part came from the 1-1/4" length of 50 year old mystery metal used for the main support. Looked pretty nasty before a quick OD turn on the lathe. Seemed heavier than but cleaned up like 6061. Haven't checked to see if it glows in the dark yet :D

Peter N
01-09-2010, 10:28 AM
Handy little job there.
But I can't believe how clean it all is - I'm sure some of you guys would have a heart attack if you saw how full of swarf and oil my place is :D


01-09-2010, 10:39 AM
Peter Neill: Nah see, it only took him 5 mins to make the part, and then 25 mins to clean up the exposed parts of the mill so he could photograph the picture :)