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Old 03-10-2017, 08:32 AM
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I needed to some tight space milling so decided the safe way was machinable jaws for the Kurt.
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...lew... This is "Fabrication" isn't it? :-)
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Old 03-10-2017, 10:03 AM
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I have done that as well also wider and thicker for some edge drilling work.
Still makes me cringe as the tool approaches the jaws.
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Old 03-10-2017, 12:43 PM
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...Still makes me cringe as the tool approaches the jaws.
You just have to know exactly where your tool is.
If' you're working with one eye closed.........well...

I have a few soft jaw sets that I've made up over the years; they're especially good for grabbing odd-shaped parts.

Monster Jaws make a whole bunch of accessory jaws for milling vises. They're so cheap it's hardly worth making your own. Their 10-packs are a really good buy...

http://monsterjaws.com/6-vise-jaws/

http://monsterjaws.com/10-pack-6-x-2...s-for-6-vises/
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Old 03-10-2017, 01:20 PM
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tru dat
I just spent 4 hours setting a manufactured part made out of 5/8 plate up on the mill with the surface to be machined 5 3/4 inches above the table then machined it into 3/8 plate.
This bracket is part of a dangle head wood processor.
it exists to hold a 4 liter container of antifreeze in place. it sits on the inside of the side plates and is protected from all contact. it is held in place by 3 10 mm bolts along the bottom edge that keep breaking from the weight of the mount. There has got to be a reason for that plate to be that heavy but I can not figure it . Even at 3/8 if it was hit from the side it would break or tear out the bolts before the mount was damaged.
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