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Low-profile vises

Postby spumco » Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:08 am

So I've wanted a couple of these for my trunnion table ever since I first laid eyes on them. Center fixed jaw is dowel-pinned to match the table hole pattern so I can take off one adjustable side and get about 12" of part clamped up.

UCCNC ran flawlessly.

Long holiday weekend and a pile of chips later, here we go:

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Re: Low-profile vises

Postby Derek » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:11 am

That looks great.

I need to do something like this as well for my trunnion table. Are those bite style clamps.

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Re: Low-profile vises

Postby spumco » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:45 pm

Miteebite pitbulls on the adjustable side, and talon grips on the fixed jaw. For scale, the jaws are 4" wide so 4x 3/4" pitbulls fit nicely.

Also made some smooth steel and brass jaws for the fixed side and will get or make some flat-nose or brass pitbulls eventually.
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Re: Low-profile vises

Postby spumco » Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:31 am

Update on the vises: first use of the clamps worked like a charm.

Holding a fixture for a pistol barrel - the barrel is too long to fit in a vise with parallels, but this worked rather well. Highly recommend building or buying a set of these vises.

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Re: Low-profile vises

Postby ThreeDJ16 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:22 am

Very nice. I've had 3 blocks of aluminum cut and sitting around for months now with the CAD/CAM done to make them and bought several of the TinyVise clamps. Everytime I turn around something else comes up and when I do have time, too damn lazy...LOL. Since I have so little Z travel, they would serve me well. Just gotta get off it and make a few sets. :(
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Re: Low-profile vises

Postby mrping » Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:50 pm

Spumco: I see we share the same hobby :) I also got some 1911/2011.... where are you from ?
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Re: Low-profile vises

Postby spumco » Wed May 01, 2019 9:13 pm

NE Ohio
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