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  • What kind of vice or mill attachment is this??

    Hi all,

    My first post here. I registered the other day but haven't had a chance to do anything until tonight, and coincidentally now I could use some help. My dad went to an equipment auction today (I was unable to attend which is good because we would have more equipment than can fit in the shop now) and got a couple deals. One of them was this contraption, which I can't figure out. It appears to be an overly complicated vice for holding round items for milling operations. Does anyone know what it is, who made it, and what might be missing from it?



    Thanks in advance,
    Craig

  • #2
    Vise

    Oops. Double post.
    Last edited by Toolguy; 10-01-2011, 09:55 PM.
    Kansas City area

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    • #3
      Vise

      I've never seen one of those before, but I'd say you're on the right track. It may be more suited for a tool & cutter grinder or surface grinder than a mill though. If milling, I would only take light cuts.
      Kansas City area

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      • #4
        Hello,

        I believe it is a tool and cutter grinding fixture.

        Brian
        Toolznthings

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        • #5
          That is a holding fixture of a Covel tool and cutter grinder.
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          • #6
            Thank you very much for the information. If anyone has the machine that this goes with and is in need of it, we would consider trading for other tooling. We're near Pittsburgh.

            Craig

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            • #7
              Nice unit, it would be worth a few dollars.
              Their are smaller Chinese ones around that are similar and even they sell for a bit.
              Might be worth while putting it on ebay and let the customer work out the price.

              Dave

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              • #8
                That looks like it could be used for machining compound angles for pipe ends such as bicycle frame parts. I'd hate to think what you'd pay for that if you needed it and didn't have one. McGyver did a very nice scratch build project documented here:

                http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/showthread.php?t=14890

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                • #9
                  That looks far too handy to exchange for mere money, or other bits n pieces - the day will come when that is exactly what you need to do a job.
                  Tel

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                  • #10
                    It almost looks like an attachment to sharpen drills.
                    Location: The Black Forest in Germany

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