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    Cool Home Made Vise Stop - For 6" Kurt Vise

    It seems like everytime I use my mill, I run into the need for a more universal and solid stop to keep the parts I'm working on in the right spot!

    I looked at the stuff that Enco sells, and it just didn't do anything for me! So I grabbed a piece of 1" dia. Cold Roll steel, and milled a 6 1/4" long flat on one end. Then i drilled and C-Bored two holes to match the jaw screws on the back of the Kurt Vise!

    Then I used a few more pieces of steel to make the transition clamps, made a quick CAD drawing to give me the locations of the holes and 1/4-20 SHCS.
    After drilling and boring the holes, I used a 1/8" slotting saw 6" in diameter to make the part clamp on the shafts!

    This is nice and solid, and will accept as tall a part as the bar I use!
    The second bar is 5/8" dia, and the third is 1/2" Dia. After turning the end of the small bar in the lathe, I put the tip in the vise and bent it! Then I put the bent bar in the vise and used a long endmill to cut flats on the sides of the bend, this comes in handy for narrow parts, and the stop can be located so that it is down under the part, with the tip just between the parallels!

    Any way, it's another Widgit!

    Hope this helps some of the newbe's who are setting up their 1st shop!

    The last shop I worked in, I made thirty of these!
    It was the only way I could keep the 2nd shift crew from stealing mine!


    Eric
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    Excellent Eric, I really like the range of adjustment you put into it.

    That is a must make part for me, thanks for the pics.


    Here is a little clamping fixture I have found invaluable, I think they cost $20 for a pair, they work really well and are quick to install. Made from a hardend steel they snug up very positively. The steel is not so hard that a carbide cutter wont cut it though
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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Shea
    Excellent Eric, I really like the range of adjustment you put into it.

    That is a must make part for me, thanks for the pics.


    Here is a little clamping fixture I have found invaluable, I think they cost $20 for a pair, they work really well and are quick to install. Made from a hardend steel they snug up very positively. The steel is not so hard that a carbide cutter wont cut it though
    Thanks Ken!
    I have the little jaw clamp stop too, but my 3" shell mill always gets a taste of it too!

    When I made the extra thirty stops, I made 6 that were doubles, where the 1" Dia. bar extended 12" from either side of the vise! The CNC guys loved them, as they could run two parts in one Vise! A bit overkill for my little shop!

    Eric
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    So you bitten a chunk from your as well, that makes me feel a little better. I was doing really well in remembering to remove it and then replace it after the machining was done in preparation for the next part but got so involved in the machining that I forgot and just stood there and watched the cutter go around and take a skim of the top, still works though.

    Ken

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    Cool I made a smaller set to be used on my screwless vise!

    A while back, I made a smaller set to be used on my screwless vise! This has been the best gadget in my tool box!

    When making miniture parts, I just put the small vise in the Kurt 6" vise!

    As you can see, I have plenty of time on my hands!

    Eric
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    Nice job widgitmaster.
    My to do list just got a little longer.
    :cheers:

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    SWEET TOOL :} I have been usin a Kurt vise stops bot the little ones that lock int the jaw plate and the ones that are mounted in the side of the vise seems always need somthin with alittle bit more LOL that might just help this old chipmaker a little more productive thnx :}

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    Cool

    Thanks Guys!
    Eric
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    Widgit, that's too cool for school. I keep thinking I haven't yet seen your CNC stuff, except for the mini-router. Guess I'll go search for some postings of the larger stuff. I had to add your vise stop to my project list. That list is getting very long!

    Best,

    BW

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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by BobWarfield
    Widgit, that's too cool for school. I keep thinking I haven't yet seen your CNC stuff, except for the mini-router. Guess I'll go search for some postings of the larger stuff. I had to add your vise stop to my project list. That list is getting very long!

    Best,

    BW

    Look here Bob!

    http://kiersteadskis.com/cnc-router/cnc-router.htm

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    Nice Stops

    Nice work WidgitMaster,

    I just went out and bought two small vise stops (last one got chewed) $17.00 each. Now I wish you posted a week ago. Tommorrow I'll make one of yours. Thanks for the Pics.

    BTW: Your coolant catcher is full. You may want to empty it tommorrow
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    Very nice!

    Solidly built and a nice integrated design. How well does it work and what will you change next time around? Are you using it to manufacture any of your products?

    I would think a nice little CNC lathe would be very helpful in your eBay business. Lathemaster 8x18's are solidly built and wouldn't take too much space in your shop. Convert the spindle to a servo by adding an encoder, and you can make the spindle index. Now add a little drill on your QCTP and you can drill the flange holes. Put the ACME tap in a powered tailstock, make your tool turret hold a cutoff, a turning/facing, and a boring bar, and you would be able to do a part without touching the machine. Last step would be a hydraulic/pneumatic chuck and a little bar puller for the Delrin rods and Voila, it works while you play!

    I suspect being so good at the manual machining you'll always want a manual lathe and mill, so maybe some smaller CNC adjuncts would be fun additions to your shop.

    Best,

    BW

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