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  • VIDEO: Making a Dixi mill clamp

    Finally finished up another video, this one took a while mostly because it was such a drawn out project. This is a work-holding clamp for a little watchmaker's Dixi mill that belongs a buddy of mine. It was fairly challenging in some respects, and I'm pretty happy with how it came out, overall.

    https://youtu.be/ibzg_G3CwU4

    Max
    http://joyofprecision.com/

  • #2
    Hey Max,

    Yet another great video. Enjoyed this one too. I love the action of eccentric clamps. I think I may end up copying this idea.

    All the best and Happy Thanksgiving.

    Alan
    West Sussex UK

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    • #3
      Great video, nice work, Thank you.

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      • #4
        Have to ask, are there any plans for this neat clamp?

        Chuck

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        • #5
          Originally posted by chucketn View Post
          Have to ask, are there any plans for this neat clamp?

          Chuck
          Hey Chuck,

          No, I only did some rough sketches to work from. These are approximate copies of the factory parts, and I don't imagine Dixi would hand out drawings for the originals if they did still have them. I just worked from photographs of the originals provided by Wefalck (of Maritima et Mechanika fame), to get a general idea of how the clamp functioned and what the important dimensions would be. It's such a slick little clamp that I may design and build a simplified version for my own use, and if I do that it would probably be worth making some proper drawings.
          Max
          http://joyofprecision.com/

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          • #6
            Thank you for making this video. Perfect amount of detail without getting bogged down in showing the machining OPs in real time. I will be putting this on the list of accessories to make on a rainy day. Thinking this might even make a great gift for a few people this Christmas [emoji3]

            Nathan


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            • #7
              I always learn something from your posts / videos. Thanks.

              Dan
              At the end of the project, there is a profound difference between spare parts and left over parts.

              Location: SF East Bay.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by mars-red View Post
                Hey Chuck,

                No, I only did some rough sketches to work from. These are approximate copies of the factory parts, and I don't imagine Dixi would hand out drawings for the originals if they did still have them. I just worked from photographs of the originals provided by Wefalck (of Maritima et Mechanika fame), to get a general idea of how the clamp functioned and what the important dimensions would be. It's such a slick little clamp that I may design and build a simplified version for my own use, and if I do that it would probably be worth making some proper drawings.
                Thanks for the video, nice work. If you do design your own version, I hope you share it with us less skilled individuals that can't/don't do CAD, and couldn't design our way out of a cardboard box... A clamp like that would work great for my RT when set up to cut gears.

                Chuck

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