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    [This message has been edited by JackD (edited 06-17-2005).]
    Last edited by JackD; 10-11-2014, 11:07 AM.
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  • #2
    WHATEVER YOU DO........Don't weld it to the table.
    PS, put the mill in the vice.
    That has got to be the funnist thing ive seen all day

    [This message has been edited by IOWOLF (edited 06-17-2005).]


    • #3
      Definately get a bigger mill, that poor mill is dwarfed by your vise.


      • #4
        "Is it to big for my little mill, should I get a bigger mill or a smaller vise or just do whatever works?"

        I think you should get a smaller vise.


        bigger mill, bigger mill



        • #5
          Definitely too big for that mill. Just box it up carefully and send it to me and I will return a smaller one that will work just fine.

          Paul A.
          Paul A.
          SE Texas

          Make it fit.
          You can't win and there IS a penalty for trying!


          • #6
            Not much x axis left eh?
            I just need one more tool,just one!


            • #7
              I can see the vice but where's the mill.



              • #8
                Whatever you do , DON'T OPEN THE JAWS! It might swallow the mill!
                I seldom do anything within the scope of logical reason and calculated cost/benefit, etc- I'm following my passion-


                • #9

                  Och, the size of it!

                  or as William Blake wrote of those dark Satanic mills.

                  And did those feet in ancient times?
                  I hope that safety boots are being worn.



                  • #10
                    That's exactly the milling vice that you want. It is designed for the job. It looks usable as you have it, and when you move on to a bigger mill you won't have to buy a new vice. Your Children must love you.


                    • #11
                      Hey bud, nice to meet myself .
                      You have a swivel base too?
                      There goes the z-axis... .
                      Bigger mill, bigger mill, bigger mill.
                      Machining is just sculpting metal, but with nicer tools for removal of stock. Think of yourself as an artist.
                      What a nice Fathers Day present.... your a lucky guy.
                      Take care,


                      [This message has been edited by jack d (edited 06-18-2005).]

                      [This message has been edited by jack d (edited 06-18-2005).]


                      • #12
                        Obviously it is a hint from the kids to buy a larger mill!

                        [This message has been edited by PSD KEN (edited 06-18-2005).]


                        • #13
                          My sentiments exactly Ken Alistair
                          Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease


                          • #14
                            Enjoy the ribbing it is well meant. I also have a minimill and a 3"vise.There are some jobs that require a big vise but most of mine are done on a smaller 2"job. The big vise really holds things well and gets the job done.

                            " I met a man who had a big vise and then I met a man who had no vise."

                            My mini sort of breathes when the end mill gets into the job. I realize that elasticity is is a stretchy term when talking about our small mills.The big vise saves stuffing around with all those bits in the hold down kit. The first time I used it I had to get some threaded rod from the store and make up a few short lengths to fit our little mills.
                            full marks for the photograph.


                            • #15
                              The pictures I post have plenty of people ribbing, laughing.. But ya gotta just be like a duck and let it roll off'n your back like water.

                              A pair of angles, some t-bolts and a screw jack was what I used on several jobs I did here.. Homemade stuff..

                              Whatever floats your boat. That vise is going to wear the positioning screws on your table pronto tho. Some people have used doublesided tape to stick things for light jobs.