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Old 01-19-2020, 07:03 PM
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Okay, got some more work done on the vise today, will do some more later
but came in for a snack and a break. The rest is scrubbing the grease and
dirt off of it and getting it read for blasting.

So the old bent handle got cut off. I know the horror of it. It was ~11/16"
diameter rod. I have about 12 feet of 3/4" 4140 rod. So that will be use to
make the new handle with removable ends. Also the ball end of the screw
holes had a heavy sharp burr from people just dropping the handle over the
years. And putting it in the lathe to clean and polish up was an easy route
to go.

I plan on working this vise so also the new handle will start out being a
few inches longer than the original. And will not be allowed to be hit with
a hammer or a cheater be used on it.
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Old 01-19-2020, 08:44 PM
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Might want to consider putting rubber washers at each end so when you drop the handle there is some cushion.
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Old 01-19-2020, 09:55 PM
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Okay, got some more work done on the vise today, will do some more later
but came in for a snack and a break. The rest is scrubbing the grease and
dirt off of it and getting it read for blasting.

So the old bent handle got cut off. I know the horror of it. It was ~11/16"
diameter rod. I have about 12 feet of 3/4" 4140 rod. So that will be use to
make the new handle with removable ends. Also the ball end of the screw
holes had a heavy sharp burr from people just dropping the handle over the
years. And putting it in the lathe to clean and polish up was an easy route
to go.

I plan on working this vise so also the new handle will start out being a
few inches longer than the original. And will not be allowed to be hit with
a hammer or a cheater be used on it.
Might as well go all out on the handle. It's a little long. Hell, it's too long, it's a two-parter, but it is a nice handle.
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Old 01-19-2020, 11:07 PM
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Might as well go all out on the handle. It's a little long. Hell, it's too long, it's a two-parter, but it is a nice handle.
Abom does some nice work, but he needs to talk less and work more...
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Old 01-20-2020, 10:23 AM
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Got the swivel base ready for painting.

The body is ready to be blasted and the moving jaw is soaking in solvent.

All the small bits are cleaned and read.

Still need to design and machine the new handle.

And go buy the fancy 2K paint still undecided on the color.
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Old 01-20-2020, 11:41 AM
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IMO I wouldn't make the handle longer, the vice was designed for the old handle length. The balls I would turn the ends down for a press fit and maintain the taper on the balls and use 0 rings or rubber washers as Cris suggested to prevent pinched fingers when the handle falls or drill and tap the ball end of the screw for a piece of plastic or rubber held in with a set screw prevent the falling handle. You could also anneal ball bearings to make the handle balls.
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Old 01-20-2020, 12:14 PM
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IMO I wouldn't make the handle longer, the vice was designed for the old handle length. The balls I would turn the ends down for a press fit and maintain the taper on the balls and use 0 rings or rubber washers as Cris suggested to prevent pinched fingers when the handle falls or drill and tap the ball end of the screw for a piece of plastic or rubber held in with a set screw prevent the falling handle. You could also anneal ball bearings to make the handle balls.
Not so much.

The 1 inch diameter buttress threads and 4 in long nut can handle a lot more
torque than the 12 or so inch handle, I am only going to add 2-3 inches. And
the castings can handle a lot more than the screw can inflict.

My handles ends will be knurled and removable.
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Old 01-20-2020, 12:20 PM
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But if you have an opinion on the color?
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Not so much.



The 1 inch diameter buttress threads and 4 in long nut can handle a lot more

torque than the 12 or so inch handle, I am only going to add 2-3 inches. And

the castings can handle a lot more than the screw can inflict.



My handles ends will be knurled and removable.


I also agree with making the handle a little longer. We all are getting older, and having a little more leverage to get it tight is helpful. Especially to someone like me that does not have a big beer guy for extra leverage.


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Is the old handle hardened and/or machinable? I may need your help handling something...
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