View Full Version : Work holding jig.

03-14-2010, 10:21 PM
This has to be one of the most interesting jigs to hold work I have made. The snap ring groove broke off of the housing. So I did my best impression of a welder and tiged it back on. Then recut the groove. It wasn't the most stable but it worked. It was only a snap ring groove.

03-14-2010, 10:23 PM
All most like new!!

Lew Hartswick
03-14-2010, 10:40 PM
That must have loked SCARRY when it was rotating. :-)

Davo J
03-14-2010, 11:12 PM
Got the job done, good thinking.

03-15-2010, 01:54 AM
That's the kind of creative thinking that sorts 'em out!


03-15-2010, 02:20 AM
Nice work.

Gotta love having a welder and some scrap around. Just today I had to make a 10" long 2.5" thick cut through a steel slab. It would just barely clear my fully retracted blade guides on the band saw, but was about 3/4" too big to fit in the vise. So I completely removed the vise leaving the bare base. Then tacked it to an 8x12x1 slab of steel, hanging over the end to clear the blade passing through, then clamped it to the base. Took a while to make the cut, then just knocked it loose and ground down the tacks. Couldn't tell it had ever been welded, then squared and finished the desired chunk on my mill.

I've also produced weldments on several occasions for use in the mill and/or lathe holding, as well as quick-n-dirty fixtures and jigs. I can't imagine being without a welder. As slow as I am now, it would make things even slower and more expensive.

03-15-2010, 03:02 AM
Why are you showing us a picture of the barrel you test engines in?

Your Old Dog
03-15-2010, 07:42 AM
Nice fix. Did you wear a helmet when you were turning? :D

03-15-2010, 08:42 AM
Just wondering...
Is that a back-plunger dial indicator with the probe attachment?
What brand is it? I have an old Lufkin like that, but it is a bit sticky.
Nice lathe job!


03-15-2010, 09:05 AM
In the last pic that is the finished snap ring groove. I took the pic out side for more light.
Doozer that is a back-plunger it's a Snap-On brand it was originally bought for a bearing run out. But came with all the options.

03-15-2010, 10:20 AM
Why are you showing us a picture of the barrel you test engines in?

It's the tail off an A-4 Skyhawk. Damn that's a big lathe.

Nice Jeramy, but please oil that chuck. It's making me cry. ;)

03-15-2010, 10:22 AM
That must have loked SCARRY when it was rotating. :-)

That's why you would spin that up real fast so it would be just a blurr :D

03-15-2010, 10:35 AM
hha and if it comes off and gets you, you don't feel a thing. Curtains.

03-15-2010, 10:01 PM
If you spin it fast enough you wont even see that chunk of metal spinning around. It just go's away and you work like it's not even there. It took me an hour to explain how I was going to turn it and come out true to center.:rolleyes: