Floating drill press vise a la Mr Pete

DavidR8

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I've never looked at one close up but I assume the nut is just threaded normally, then the hole is bored again offset? But it then has to attach to the moving jaw or whatever loosley or free floating with some sort of spring to allow it to cam out or whatever. I'm sure there are videos of them online. I know one woodworker that I watch made something with a quick releasing nut. I forget what it was though as I haven't watched the video yet.

The quill stop & quick release knob versions should be much easier to make.
Was is this by any chance?
 

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That's an ingenious design... definitely got me thinking how to scale it down.
 

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I guess I should probably go & finally watch the video now. :)
 

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Oh wow, that's completely different than what I was thinking. I'm pretty sure the one on my bandsaw doesn't work that way & is much simpler but ultimately it gives the same result.

I had no idea the video was that old. And apparently I did watch the video & the vise build already according to my watched history. But I don't remember any of it (well the vise one I kind of do). :D
 

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I need to watch Mr Pete's build videos again to see how it could be adapted.
I think it's possible. Just not sure I have the skills. Yet. :D
 

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My rendition of the float lock vise. Quick, cheap, easy. Uses a 3/4" pipe clamp with extended jaws and T-bolts to lock the vise jaw and rod length. I use it on my Powermatic 1200 DP (anchor shown in pic 2). For a smaller DP it could be made with a 1/2" pipe clamp.
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My rendition of the float lock vise. Quick, cheap, easy. Uses a 3/4" pipe clamp with extended jaws and T-bolts to lock the vise jaw and rod length. I use it on my Powermatic 1200 DP (anchor shown in pic 2). For a smaller DP it could be made with a 1/2" pipe clamp.
Aaron

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I was thinking of doing the same thing, except I have some Harbor Freight bar clamps.
 
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