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  • It's such a simple idea but you made it look really great.
    Great work .... A very nice looking tool.
    Last edited by Westline; 05-14-2011, 09:13 AM.
    If you are using violence and it does not work, You are not using enough or it is upside down.
    You can always just EDM it...

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    • 4" shorty mill vise handle

      I bought one for the 6" mill vise and liked it. Never saw one for the 4" so I cut one out. The stock was there and therefor cut it out symmetrical, maybe I'll use both hands torquing it up. :-)

      The hex is from a socket.

      - Reed

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      • Thanks for the comments. well you asked for it so here are the pictures of the center in use making a handle for some tools.







        Greebe

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        • And part 2 since it would not allow me to post all in one reply.



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          • Very nice, Greebe, now I know what to do with the couple of branches SWMBO had me trim off the cherry tree

            Dave H.
            Rules are for the obedience of fools, and the guidance of wise men.

            Holbrook Model C Number 13 lathe, Testa 2U universal mill, bikes and tools

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            • Reed--how did you fix the socket in the vice handle? Press fit, pin it? Great idea, I'm going to shamelessly steal the idea, thanks.

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              • I made a simple speed wrench from a socket and a 3/8 inch drill rod. I can spin it with one finger.

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                • I hate swarf, so I made a couple of trays to keep the swarf out of my T slots.
                  They are held in place by the cutout for the hold down bolt of the vise, and the strip of wood that fits in the T slot. If you don’t want to vacuum them out, you can take them out and brush them out like a dust pan.

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                  • I made an adjustable spanner wrench. They are a press fit, so you can tap them through the jaws for the length you want.

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                    • I hate swarf, so I made a lip on a piece of cardboard, and put it behind my table. The swarf hits the cardboard, and is captured by the lip.

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                      • I hate swarf, so I bent a piece of plastic and mounted it on an old magnetic base. I can used it on the mill or the lathe.

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                        • Originally posted by Ron of Va
                          I made an adjustable spanner wrench. They are a press fit, so you can tap them through the jaws for the length you want.
                          Now that is a good idea!
                          Under construction - MGB roadster widened 11.5" with Corvette C-4 suspension front and rear, 440 hp LT1 V8 with a T-56 6 speed.

                          Lots of pictures here
                          Part 1 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,7581
                          Part 2 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,22422

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                          • I made a couple of light weigh dollies, or skates you might call them. The ones on the left worked OK, then I decided to beef them up.


                            Then I added sort of a toe jack/fork lift “forks” of sorts. I noticed that once I got one end up in the skate, the other end wanted to scoot off when I tried to pry the end up. Now I can lift the other end under control.
                            They use nothing but screw pressure (from the silver bolt). There is a vertical bolt in the bottom of the skate that keeps them vertical. And if you tighten the back bolt, it will tilt the forks up. It is strong enough to lift my milling machine.


                            The photo is an example only. The wheels are a little too small for a milling machine. And the forks are too close together in this example. But if I had to, I could clamp it down with a piece of wood. You get the idea

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                            • Originally posted by Jim Stabe
                              Now that is a good idea!
                              Thanks Jim,
                              The truth is I stole the idea for the spanner wrench, I saw it somewhere.
                              Ron
                              Last edited by Ron of Va; 05-21-2011, 02:09 AM.

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                              • Originally posted by Ron of Va
                                I made an adjustable spanner wrench. They are a press fit, so you can tap them through the jaws for the length you want.
                                Hi Everyone,

                                Seeing Jim's post reminded me of what I did years ago to adjust some motorcycle shocks. Needed the same kind of tool again for a grinder I was working on so here it is:







                                The proper name may be something else but we use to call these monkey wrenches & they are a dime a dozen.

                                I now have several in different sizes w/different size pins.
                                Last edited by jhe.1973; 09-06-2011, 03:38 AM.
                                Best wishes to ya’ll.

                                Sincerely,

                                Jim

                                "To invent you need a good imagination and a pile of junk" - Thomas Edison

                                "I've always wanted to get a job as a procrastinator but I keep putting off going out to find one so I guess I'll never realize my life's dream. Frustrating!" - Me

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