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  • Just happened to notice this threads ten-year anniversary is in a few days. It has been a great read. Thanks for that. Happy birthday, Thread.

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    • I'm considering something of the same sort to use as a two part vise for my mill table to hold larger items than what will fit in my regular mill vise.

      But one possible aspect that arose from looking into these is that if the jaws are at all tall that a bending load will be put into the base (mill table in my case and the bigger flat of your angle plate in yours) that will result in it springing to an arched shape that is proportional to the force used to clamp the item and the height of the jaws. Now we need to hold the items firmly. So clamping is a must. But at least I can limit the jaw height to minimize the bending force that is trying to arch the table (or base of the plate). With that in mind I'm wondering if you would be able to do most of the jobs you want to do with more like a 1 or 1.25" tall jaw set and with the pusher screws that much closer to the plate. And 1.25" is what I'm considering for the height of the jaws on my two piece table vise as a result as well.
      Chilliwack BC, Canada

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      • Yea, the 2 in. tall jaws are probably overkill, I was thinking like an AngLock. When mounted on the angle plate, the part will be clamped dead against the plate to maintain verticality (?). Same on the table, or on minimum height parallels to get clearance for drilling or milling through. 1.25 high jaws should be more than adequate. To minimize flexing, make the jaws wider than tall. I couldn't do that due to space limitations on the angle plate. I tested it today by flycutting the end of a piece of 5/8 x 3 aluminum. Came out as square as my eyes can detect with my "inspection" square.

        One major difference with a table vise is the moving jaw is infinitely adjustable, so the screw can be quite short.

        Last edited by MrWhoopee; 01-17-2020, 05:23 PM.
        It's all mind over matter.
        If you don't mind, it don't matter.

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        • Originally posted by Dr. Rob View Post
          Just happened to notice this threads ten-year anniversary is in a few days. It has been a great read. Thanks for that. Happy birthday, Thread.
          Thanks for the kind words Rob. I started this thread to keep from getting bored on a winter trip to Arizona. The night before we left I went out to my toolbox and started taking pictures and 12,500,000 views later it is still getting attention. I sure do wish photosuckit hadn't messed up all the pictures though.

          Brian
          OPEN EYES, OPEN EARS, OPEN MIND

          THINK HARDER

          BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

          MY NAME IS BRIAN AND I AM A TOOLOHOLIC

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          • Originally posted by bborr01 View Post

            Thanks for the kind words Rob. I started this thread to keep from getting bored on a winter trip to Arizona. The night before we left I went out to my toolbox and started taking pictures and 12,500,000 views later it is still getting attention. I sure do wish photosuckit hadn't messed up all the pictures though.

            Brian
            This thread is the reason I joined this site, and then later discovered the magazine and village press. It has the most views of any forum I have seen in 25 years on the Internet. I do believe it should be edited into its own book.

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            • I believe it was also what lead me to join. I know I had this thread bookmarked before I posted anything, and then I decided it would be a good community to share (eh lets call it what is is: show off) my royersford. So yeah, I would say bborr brought me along too, for that I must thank him.
              21" Royersford Excelsior CamelBack Drillpress Restoration
              1943 Sidney 16x54 Lathe Restoration

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              • Originally posted by nickel-city-fab View Post

                This thread is the reason I joined this site, and then later discovered the magazine and village press. It has the most views of any forum I have seen in 25 years on the Internet. I do believe it should be edited into its own book.
                Village press did print a couple of magazine style publications based on the shop made tools thread. I'm not sure if they are still in stock but they were a few years ago. Maybe check with George on that.
                OPEN EYES, OPEN EARS, OPEN MIND

                THINK HARDER

                BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

                MY NAME IS BRIAN AND I AM A TOOLOHOLIC

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