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  • Mill Vise Swivel Bases - Alternative Uses ?

    I came into possession of two orphaned mill vise swivel bases.

    Do any HSMers have examples of alternative uses they have put their
    vises bases to work at?

    The outer circumference of the base on the left is 12". The one on the
    right appears to be about 16".

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  • #2
    training for the Olympics discus event?

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    • #3
      Swivel base

      As they are already marked off in degrees, they might make a good base for an indexer with a lathe chuck. I prefer a 4 jaw scroll chuck for that because you can hold round or square interchangeably. I have 2 of them I use fairly often. Maybe a base for a tube bender, you can see how many degrees the bend is as you are doing it.

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      • #4
        A nice door stop.

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        • #5
          Too bad they're not the same size......... then you'd have a pair of them.
          Kidding aside, perhaps a poor mans rotab of sorts.....
          I spent most of my money on women and booze, the rest I just wasted.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Toolguy
            As they are already marked off in degrees, they might make a
            good base for an indexer with a lathe chuck.
            Yes, both bases are degreed.

            Although a chuck has not been mounted to it, I already have a rotary
            table. But an adaption of your suggestion that I might be able to put to
            use is to use them for a weld positioner.

            Originally posted by Toolguy
            Maybe a base for a tube bender, you can see how many degrees
            the bend is as you are doing it.
            Good idea.

            Thanks.

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            • #7
              Don't want to sound rude....I'd throw them out now rather than in twenty years later
              "...do you not think you have enough machines?"

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              • #8
                Make them back into a swivel axis..

                Maybe not one that clamps to the base of your vise.. Maybe one that clamps at a right angle to your vise. or as a rotary base for a normal work vise on the bench...

                Or for something else that needs a very sturdy rotational joint, Like my '3rd arm', That would make a perfict base joint for it with locking ability.
                Play Brutal Nature, Black Moons free to play highly realistic voxel sandbox game.

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                • #9
                  The left one looks like Kurt-brand swivel base. You can sell them for ~ $50 on Ebay if you clean them up a bit.
                  "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did."

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                  • #10
                    The paint on the left base is a blue hammertone, a little paler than
                    I imagined Kurt's paint to be but otherwise similar. However, that base
                    has no casting marks and it seems 'light' for its size.

                    The base on the right is much heavier for its size and has the marking
                    'D80-4' cast into it. A quick search turns up:
                    Kurt D80-4-SA 8" Swivel Base for Kurt D810 Ang-Loc Prec Vise

                    Enco lists this swivel base (Enco #425-7685) at $855.

                    The smaller unit on the left might be the base for a D675 and D688.
                    Enco lists that swivel base (Enco #425-7684) at $308.

                    Considering that they were freebies (included with something else I
                    purchased), if I was to find a buyer willing to pay ANY fraction of retail,
                    it would be a nice outcome.

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                    Last edited by EddyCurr; 10-07-2010, 07:23 PM.

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                    • #11
                      The shame of it is that there were Kurt vises there that went to new
                      homes, leaving these bases behind to be given away as so much scrap.

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                      Last edited by EddyCurr; 10-07-2010, 07:25 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by EddyCurr
                        The paint on the left base is a blue hammertone, a little paler than I imagined Kurt's paint to be but otherwise similar. However, that base
                        has no casting marks and it seems 'light' for its size.
                        Looks identical to my Kurt D675 swivel base.
                        "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did."

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                        • #13
                          Thanks for the prod to research their origins.

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                          • #14
                            Eddy,

                            I have a Kurt D675. If one of those bases will fit it, I would be interested in buying it from you. I will gladly pay shipping and a fair price.

                            You can PM me if you wish

                            Tim

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                            • #15
                              I was kind of speaking hypothetically, from the perspective of prospects
                              for these prior to determining their possible origins.

                              However I don't have any pressing need.

                              I propose weighing, measuring and taking more photos of the smaller one.
                              Maybe lazlo would be willing to compare the results to his base to better
                              establish that this is indeed for a Kurt.

                              Then if the freight and cross-border drama doesn't change your mind ...

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