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  • I love long weekends.
    Finally finished some things that have been on my todo list for too long.
    A basic speed handle for my mill vise, and an adapter for putting a drill motor on the knee:


    New base for my little Dumore drill press:

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    • Sweet Handle,, and Nice work.

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      • Hi jkopel
        A basic speed handle for my mill vise ...
        That's an interesting looking vise, though I can't visualize which jaw moves and how. Did you make it? Maybe you could post a couple more pictures?
        Location: Long Island, N.Y.

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        • Originally posted by RichR View Post
          Hi jkopel

          That's an interesting looking vise, though I can't visualize which jaw moves and how. Did you make it? Maybe you could post a couple more pictures?
          It's the Quad-I vise (I'd link but they don't seem to be online any longer). The fixed jaw is the one closest to the camera with the handle, the movable jaw is pulled towards the user.

          Useful for CNC, and just generally. Makes it a bit easier to index a part off the fixed jaw when it's right in front of you, rather than buried under the spindle and ram. Useful for CNC as if you home off the fixed jaw, all the Y moves on a part held in the vise are in the Y+ quadrant, so every move commanded is just the positive displacement off the fixed jaw. Makes life just a little easier if you're doing things conversationally or hand-coding.

          I love that Dumore high speed drill. Super art-deco and very cool.

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          • Thanks guys.
            As for the vise, what Sun God said.
            It was made by a company called Hurco (I think) that is not making them anymore.
            The guy who made them is a member over on PM as it turns out, I did not know what it was when I bought it from a friend (who did not know either).
            The stationary jaw in the front took a little getting used to, but now I love it.
            It is massive and smooth to use, and it also has slots in the bottom so you can stand it on its side (which I did to hold the knee adapter while cutting the teeth).


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            • Thanks for the info and extra pictures. That's one fine looking vise. I Googled the Quad-I and it looked like an efficient design.
              Location: Long Island, N.Y.

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              • Shop made tools? Strange thing, I started out with model building and ended with making tools and gadgets for the shop.

                A few to be shown here:

                G.H.Thomas Versatile dividing head made from the Hemingways Kit:



                Ball turner for my 9x20 lathe, using DC** inserts:



                Stefan
                Personal website

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                • Nice work Stefan.

                  Chuck

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                  • Great work and photos Stefang! Welcome to the Forums! That's a pretty good first post.
                    Kansas City area

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                    • Great work and photos Stefang! Welcome to the Forums!
                      Thank you!

                      I have another small batch of photos..

                      Saw arbors:


                      Low profile clamps:



                      Set of screw jacks:


                      Stefan
                      Personal website

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                      • Beautiful work, Stefan!! I especially love those low profile clamps, I will be making myself some of those! They would have been perfect for a few past projects of mine.
                        Max
                        http://joyofprecision.com/

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                        • Great work, real nice!!

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                          • Originally posted by mars-red View Post
                            Beautiful work, Stefan!! I especially love those low profile clamps, I will be making myself some of those!
                            +1

                            thats a really neat design one i've not seen before.

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                            • The low-profile clamps would be useful to me for thin plates too big to fit in my Kurt D675 vise. Otherwise, I'll use the vise and save cranking the knee up by several inches.

                              I feel that kind of clamp on thinner parts also tends to bend them up in the middle, something a vise doesn't do with the longer clamping surfaces involved. Less pressure on the low-profile clamps would be required if they had knurled or serrated surfaces at the clamping points. Do they have that?

                              The saw arbors are what have MY attention. Very nice!
                              Last edited by PixMan; 09-02-2014, 08:26 PM.

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                              • Originally posted by _Paul_ View Post
                                +1

                                thats a really neat design one i've not seen before.
                                +2.
                                Regards,
                                Mike.

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