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Old 12-07-2017, 11:32 AM
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Default Milling Vice ??

Ok so I guess I need to find out what will be the rite milling vice for my 12 x 36 Jett /crown lathe its not a mini lathe so question is what vice would be the rite vice?

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Old 12-07-2017, 07:00 PM
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So, you are planning to mill in your lathe?

What does the base of the compound look like? Makes a big difference in brand choice.

Or you could build your own. I have one built by the previous owner of my 12x36 antique lathe. I'll get pics tomorrow if I can find it. I will say this, it is a welded fabrication of 1/2 x 2".
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Old 12-07-2017, 07:22 PM
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Well yes and no
I got the lathe to repair a certain shaft for commercial mortar mixers
shaft cost to replace 350 to 500 depending on size and length
so I can weld up the bad area where the packing rides and the turn it down
but also have to recut the key ways and other parts I can repair and only need the basic knowledge to do these repairs an I prefer not to have to make my own as I already have to fabricate supports and other non orthodox jigs

so yep I'm no machinist but can get by with what I'm doing on the lathe
and will learn more as I go. ill post pics of my lathe after I get some pics downloaded

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Old 12-09-2017, 02:17 AM
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Sounds like your want a milling attachment.
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Old 12-09-2017, 07:11 PM
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Sounds like your want a milling attachment.
yes sorry I'm a bit illiterate in what I want and what I was asking for
but yes a milling attachment is what I want, that will work with my lathe.

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Old 12-10-2017, 04:41 AM
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I did a quick ebay search and came up with this.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Atlas-Craft...wAAOSwQwBZj5wT
You would likely have to modify it to fit your cross slide.
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Old 12-10-2017, 07:05 AM
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Default Milling Vice ??

Just a thought. If you need if for mainly one operation, could you buy a quick change tool post, and modify one of the tool holders to hold the shaft you need to cut the keys in. The tool post would give you fairly easy vertical adjustment, although you might have to rig up a dial indicator to measure how much you are moving it.

Would also be a reason to upgrade to a quick change toolpost for your lathe. At my new job, it is the first time I have used one, and I am kicking myself for not getting one years ago for my old job. They are nice.

Maybe just an idea to get you thinking about another way to solve your challenge.
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Old 12-11-2017, 03:08 PM
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I personally would go with a wedge style QCTP, the repeat ability is better than piston type. Check with cdco.com for QCTP's.
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Why not buy the HF cross slide vice, and mount it on a angle plate ?
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Old 12-11-2017, 05:48 PM
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Why not buy the HF cross slide vice, and mount it on a angle plate ?
Well I have one of those, it works so good its setting out side in scrap pile since day i bought it. well after i replaced it 3 times. they are not very good the ones they had five or six years ago were usable but not for what i want
i think cutter is rite ill just find me a real mill like a Bridgeport and spend my money that way. as far as a mill goes

but until then I'm still looking for a milling attachment for the late
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