Archive for October 12th, 2017
Having used a nail for far too long, this is a definite step up for my machinist vises:
The vise knob has a hole just barely passing a length of 3.4 mm = 9/64 inch mild steel rod from the Small Box o’ Cutoffs.
While I was at it, I made a handle for the parallel jaw clamps:
Those knobs pass a 3.0 mm = 1/8 inch rod, similarly sourced. Inexplicably, one clamp expected no more than a 7/64 inch rod; a brief introduction to Mr Drill Press persuaded it concerning the error of its ways.
I should have made the handles distinctively different, because they’ll get mixed up in the box of vises & clamps. Next time, fer shure!
The Tommy Bar handles use the same solid model as the Sherline Tommy Bars, with hole diameters as noted. Cyan PETG is definitely easier on the eye than red PLA, although it does fade into the background clutter around here.