Re: [mill_drill] small angle plate for hold work in mill vice [5 Attachments]
- Thank you for that. That is what I call lateral thinking. Or when needs must and where there's a will, there's a way
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On Fri, 9/27/13, david <tooldoc@...> wrote:
Subject: [mill_drill] small angle plate for hold work in mill vice [5 Attachments]
Date: Friday, September 27, 2013, 11:24 PM
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someone did this on another
forum and it looked like a
good idea. a small thick hunk with a bunch of tapped
holes in it, fastened
to another hunk of milled round stock. that’s pretty
easy to find around
the farm. so I did it. milled flat and pretty
straight on the ends
and drilled a bunch of holes, some thru and some
not. then started
tapping them 1/4-20. I like that size for this mill
for some reason.
I actually used it when it was in a semi finished
state to hold a couple
pieces of flat bar I wanted to use for jaws in a gadget im
building to pull or
pry brush out of the ground. so, I needed to
make a couple of hold
downs for it, I just kind of carved those out of a bit of
aluminum with the
little mill. none of it is perfect, but its very
functionable. I did
the tapping with a sprial flutted tap that I just
got. wow ..
that tap cut thru the plate like it was butter. and on
the dead end holes,
there was no question about if I was at the bottom or just
turning a bit
I am totally impressed. im
considering buying a
bunch of those taps with matching drill bits and offer them
here. . . .
maybe some of you would voice an opinion. . . . ..