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MakerSL MSL-8 OB Vise

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by Sonny Lowe, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. Sonny Lowe

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    Sonny Lowe published a new build:

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    I want one so badly, fantastic:thumbsup:
     
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    Thanks, it was a fun little build, and I think it will come in very handy :)
     
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    Totally, it's just one of those "so obvious designs" and yes very useful.
     
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    Excellent idea, Sonny! I'm so making me one of those. :thumbsup:
     
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    Hey guys,

    Chris over on Google Plus asked me an interesting question...he wanted to know why I used 19mm square stock instead of 20mm and also wanted to know if 20mm stock would work.

    Short answer: YES, 20mm stock will work as long as you put all the holes on a 10mm center-line.

    Reasoning: Well, I initially designed the Vise using 20mm stock and 8mm pins. I changed those for two reasons, one, I'm in the US and we use the imperial system, so all our stock here at the shop is dimensioned as such, so 19mm was far closer to .750" than 20mm. I also used .375" for a similar reason, because I didn't have the proper metric tooling. I stuck with the M10 bolt because all the Milling Machine hardware is metric and I didn't want to add an odd ball wrench to the mix.

    Although this Vise is build-able with the information provided, I have done a couple additional things to make it is bit easier for everyone to understandable. I posted both metric and Imperial drawings (of the current Model). I have also made another CAD Model using all Metric hardware and stock with a Metric Drawing. I uploaded all the metric parts in .STP format.

    Hope this helps, and clears up any confusion I may have caused!?!?

    Sonny
     
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    This little vise seems to be morphing...which is a great thing :)

    Gino has come up with some additional Jaw ideas for his C-BEAM-GTC Machine, check out his BUILD as well as some amazing renderings of the Vise incorporated into his machining bed. I really liked his Jaw idea and expanded on it a bit, I added the jaw features via a set of Soft Jaws hat would bolt onto the Aluminum Jaws. This gives endless possibilities when it comes to Grooves, Slots, Ledges, Etc. here are a couple quick models showing two different sets of Soft Jaws. If anyone is interested I'll incoperate it into the overall design (as an option of course :cool:

    Soft Jaws.jpg Soft Jaws V-2.jpg


    Sonny
     
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    Sonny, in the second picture, add a horizontal v-groove in the center and you have the best of both worlds.
     
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    I agree, and again that's the great thing about the removable jaws...easily adaptable :)
     
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    @JustinTime
    Something like this maybe? :rolleyes:

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  11. Sonny Lowe

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    Exactly...I like the second grove close to the bottom as well...might have add that too ;-)
     
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    That's the ticket, Gino!

    BTW, note to self, read your post after writing it. :banghead: Of course I meant 'vertical' and not 'horizontal' and I appreciate everybody understanding my limited mental capacity and not pointing it out. :)
     
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    Hopefully someday we'll get a more useful version of autocorrect, one that changes what the fingers are typing to what the brain was thinking. :)
     
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    Been playing with Fusion this evening and it has pretty good rendering as well..

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    Gino, very nice rendering :thumbsup:.

    Sonny, I needed a quick solution for doing some edge drilling and a play on your original design seemed the easiest approach. Just drop in the block, squeeze it together with a ratchet clamp and tighten the screws. The thin adhesive rubber pad on one side gives it all the grip needed.


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    Rick,

    I love it, excellent example of how this little vise can be adapted and expanded for some many uses!!! I've cut a couple sample Soft Jaws, but still tweaking my CNC a bit so I'm not happy with the finish yet...hope to have a few real ones this weekend :)
     
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    Darn it Gino, I can't get Fusion to do that LOL You are a rendering master :)
     

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