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Old 09-24-2017, 02:12 PM
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1. I think I am going to try the V-blocks and press Neal mentioned first and
see if I can get it mostly straight.

2. Some people should not be allowed to own or use tools.

3 & 4. I like they way you think.

5. I like that, maybe make them tapered dovetails so they are self locking...
#5 - that sounds nice. I don't know what you're capable of with your machines. I thought of another set of jaws I would like: a thick set with two hardened dowels in the back jaw and one in the front. For clamping round objects that need support from the bottom.
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#5 - that sounds nice. I don't know what you're capable of with your machines.
My machines can do it... Not sure if I can do it...

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I thought of another set of jaws I would like: a thick set with two hardened dowels in the back jaw and one in the front. For clamping round objects that need support from the bottom.
I like that too.
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My machines can do it... Not sure if I can do it...





I like that too.


Would it help if I said you can't do it? Usually when I am told that, that fires me up to prove that I can!

Do you have the right tooling to do dovetails? I can see an order being placed soon!


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Would it help if I said you can't do it? Usually when I am told that, that fires me up to prove that I can!

Do you have the right tooling to do dovetails? I can see an order being placed soon!


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The problem is indicating the parts in from one side of the taper to the other.

And then doing the same on the reverse/mating part.

Tooling I have, straight dovetails I could do. Tapers would be a challenge.
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Two years and three months later...

Well I dug the vise off the bench where it was doing a yeoman's job of
supporting a number of boxes and other things for the last 2 years.

So I got it mostly disassembled today for cleaning and inspection but I
ran in to a snag, the pin that is holding the screw nut in the body of the
vise is solidly in place; and I am not sure if it is a press fit or a screw fit.
I think press fit but I don't want to screw up threads or other things if I
am guessing wrong.

Anybody ever take one of the monsters apart?

The swivel locking device has tapered detents in it that match in the
inside of the base casting so, a positive lock. Much better than the
friction version most vises have.
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I would suggest an email/phone call to Starrett. Seems they have excellent online documentation for current products, I would hazard a guess that now discontinued stuff will also be in their archives. Worth a shot at least.


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The ones I have done had a drive in pin.
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The ones I have done had a drive in pin.
Me too
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The ones I have done had a drive in pin.
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Correct you are, it was a press fit pin, it has been removed.

I was pleasantly surprised that the threads on the main screw are not
Acme threads but Buttress thread, ideal for a large vise. I got it all
apart, well at least as far apart as I plan on taking it. For cleaning and
painting.

The question I have is paint it back to close to the factory blue or
Battleship Gray. I am leaning toward Gray about 60/40. It will get a
good 2K paint, which ever color I choose.
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Old 01-18-2020, 05:29 PM
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Am I seeing that slider correctly, that it has two milled guide surfaces on one side but only one on the other?
I've never noticed that before.
The milled surfaces on the moving jaw are milled flat. The body of the vise
was cast then broached. There are cast reliefs in between the broached
corners. What you see in the move jaw is some lightly worn metal and dirt
that give the appearance of machined corners.
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