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    Almost there...



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    Nice work caster

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    Beauty work there Caster!! I love the props you give to your foundry! I'm still getting mine ready.
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    I finally got the 82 degree counter sink bit, with the steel jaws in place I am now done with the vise.



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    Nice work caster! I have a "thing" for vises. I only have about 10 of them...
    I got tired of being told what I can't do...

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    I had a need for a good vise. I have a drill vise that the slider is pushed by a screw, not very sturdy. And a milling vise that tilts, again not very sturdy. This vise pushes both against the stop and the carriage which makes it very sturdy and usable with a mill. The Aluminum body is a bit soft, hope it will withstand the abuse.

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    Coming back to some good threads this year....

    Caster, Howzit working for ya??

    SolarFreak, when ya wanna get together and build a couple of these for us??
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    Quote Originally Posted by caster View Post
    I get such a feeling of satisfaction when I make something useful. I used the vise to machine the new slider.
    I used the vise to machine the new slider to build the vice to machine...

    I know that feeling
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    The vise has helped make many parts. The only shortcoming is its made of Aluminum. It now has some dings and scrapes that would not be there if it were Iron or Steel. I am thinking of casting another one of Zamac 27 or in the distant future out of Iron.

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