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  • I need a quick workstop

    I need to square multiple varied lengths of 303 stainless on a knee mill. Any ideas for a quick to make stop that I can reference the to be cut end? Obviously the stop would have to swing out of the way when I make the cut. I would like to lock the X travel, and take 20 thou off of the part using the Y travel.

    Parts list, working drawings and photos would be great, but I'll take what I can get.

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    End Stop

    A push-pull clamp on a block works good if you have one of those lying about.
    Kansas City area

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    • #3
      The overwhelming majority of work stops I've seen are adjustable for height, position and length, but used in a way that they are fixed and you just work off the OPPOSITE end.

      Is there some reason you cannot do this? Are the parts so long that you have to position from the same end that you are machining down to size?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Toolguy
        A push-pull clamp on a block works good if you have one of those lying about.
        That is a very good idea. I do have multiple push pull clamps, so I'll give it a try.

        Originally posted by PixMan
        The overwhelming majority of work stops I've seen are adjustable for height, position and length, but used in a way that they are fixed and you just work off the OPPOSITE end.

        Is there some reason you cannot do this? Are the parts so long that you have to position from the same end that you are machining down to size?
        My blank is 0.230 X 1.00 X ~6.5, with a V cut in the 0.23 width, running the 6.5 length. The part that I need (60 of them) is 0.230 X 1.00 X 0.290. I square both ends of multiple blanks, cold saw to 0.30 than resquare the ends and repeat. After all are cut to length, I mill multiples to 0.290.

        They look something like this:

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