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  • Lift for the milling vise.

    Well, my back is kind of a mess, arthritis, bulging and blown disks, so I made a shelf and a swing arm to take the large milling vise on and off. Also makes it easy to set it down gently on the table. I think I am going to do the same thing on the other side for a rotary table.




  • #2
    how did you do the hinges? steel on steel?

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    • #3
      Cool job but, I would ditch the hook/rope on the vise and make a dedicated bar to clamp with the hanging point at the center of gravity.
      Helder Ferreira
      Setubal, Portugal

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      • #4
        I drilled a 5/8 hole through the tubing and legs, and pressed in steel bushings, 5/8 od, 1/2 Id. The square tubing is 1/8" wall, so I pressed in a bushing that is the width of the tubing. It swings smoothly.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Noitoen View Post
          Cool job but, I would ditch the hook/rope on the vise and make a dedicated bar to clamp with the hanging point at the center of gravity.
          That was my next project. The rope was just Cobbled together to see how it worked.

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          • #6
            A very good and simple solution to the problem. No unnecessary complications.

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            • #7
              Now just extend (and strengthen) the shelf to accomodate the other table jewellery - rotary tale, dividing head...

              Ian
              All of the gear, no idea...

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              • #8
                I like it!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Ian B View Post
                  Now just extend (and strengthen) the shelf to accomodate the other table jewellery - rotary tale, dividing head...

                  Ian
                  Accessories that are used on the machine table are commonly referred to as "furniture", not jewellery.

                  -Doozer
                  DZER

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                  • #10
                    Are you calling my zircon-encrusted dividing head a sofa?

                    Ian
                    All of the gear, no idea...

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                    • #11
                      Nice job. Improvements like that pay dividends every time you use it.

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                      • #12
                        Looks great!

                        This winter I want to make something similar for the lathe chuck.

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                        • #13
                          Nice Job on mini jib crane,you sure have your Frejoth looking great!

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