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- Feb 17, 2013
Randy, another idea, for bigger parts, would be to make two fences over T-nuts sliding in the T slots. In this way you'll have a big vise.I am not sure who I stole this from, but I really liked the idea. My big Clausing has a lot of torque and I have needed a quick vise for some of my drilling. So here is the evidence of my crime. )
Very nice work. I like it.here are some pics of my first machinist clamp i made probably a month ago.
used an etcho matic to etch my name in it, jaws were mystery steel bar i had, screws and tommy bars are drill rod o1, and the retainer piece is from an old brass door bottom kick plate. the brass screws are just some scrap 360 brass rod.
Kaw (H1) the Widow Maker. I had one back in the mid '80's. Just about the only bike that scared me.I must say there's a lot of cool stuff in this thread.
Here's one of my creations. It's a tool for chucking 2-stroke cylinder heads (Kawasaki H1) in a lathe in order to reshape squish band and combustion chamber.
The cylinder head registers on the tool using the bolt holes and is normally held onto the tool by the drawbar bolt going into the sparkplug hole.
Sometimes the sparkplug hole and part of the combustion chamber may have been welded shut, in which case the head can be held onto the tool using the small screws and washers instead. As soon as a new sparkplug hole has been drilled and tapped, the drawbar can be inserted and the screws and washers removed.
Very nice, Great way to broach ------------Re: Shop made tooling
I needed a way to cut a key-way in a pulley that I had made for my mill.
I dug through my scrap pile and this what I ended up with.
I machined the body out and bored the hole slightly undersized.
Once I got it mounted on the compound I centred it as best I could then
I mounted a boring bar in the chuck and and finished the bore to size as best I could, then
made up the bushings and pressed them in.The rest was pretty straight forward.
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