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RIMSPOKE

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I GOT MY 6" KURT VISE USED . ( WHO CAN AFFORD A NEW ONE ? )
IT WAS IN GREAT SHAPE BUT DID HAVE SOME BATTLE SCARS .

THE WORST OF THESE WAS A 1/4" LINE MILLED RIGHT ACROSS THE TOP .
IT WASN'T DEEP BUT LOOKED BAD & NO DOUBT WAS A CONTRIBUTOR TO
THE DELIGHTFUL PURCHASE PRICE .

SO AFTER STARING AT THE SCAR FOR SOME TIME , I DECIDED TO DO SOMETHING USEFUL WITH IT .
I MILLED A NEW TRENCH OVER THE TOP OF THE OLD ONE .

THE NEW ONE WAS DONE WITH A 1/2" BALL ENDMILL AND THE RESULTING ROUND BOTTOM GROOVE
SERVES AS A TOOL CADDY WHERE I CAN PLACE DRILLS , ENDMILLS TAPS & COUNTERSINKS IN THE COURSE
OF OPERATIONS WITHOUT FEAR OF THEM ROLLING OFF THE VISE TOP .

THIS HAS TO BE THE SIMPLEST MOD I HAVE DONE BUT IS ONE I WILL USE EVERY DAY .
I AM NOT RECOMMENDING THAT ANYONE DEFACE THEIR PRISTINE KURT VISE BUT IF IT ALREADY
HAS A PROBLEM LIKE MINE DID , THIS JUST MIGHT BE A USEFUL WAY TO ERASE IT .

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MrWhoopee

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#2
Please turn off the caps lock, you're hurting my ears eyes.

Always nice to be able to turn those goofs into something useful. Now everyone will want one.
 

RWanke

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Now if you could just figure out something as useful for the "hugs and kisses". ;)
 

Low tech

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I like the caps . Much easier to see .
 

Boswell

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all caps does not bother me. I can read upper and lower case just fine. Content is key. I like this very simple solution to a minor issue. Turn a cosmetic defect into a simple advantage and for free. Nicely done.
 

Glenn Brooks

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Yes, way cool idea!
 

hman

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It's not a bug ... it's a feature!
 

Jake2465

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I GOT MY 6" KURT VISE USED . ( WHO CAN AFFORD A NEW ONE ? )
I know I can't :oops:. I just bought a used D40 to replace my 6" BP vice.
 
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