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Offline mwildt

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Small parts vice on MFT/3
« on: March 30, 2017, 09:03 AM »
Made a support plate for a small vice. Comes handy when cutting small parts. Used Parf dogs to hold the plate and a modified Festool knob (longer bolt). The knob threads into a 'reverse' Parf dog on the back side. Plate has two positions. The outer position allows the vice to swivel. May cut a slot between the two bolt holes later if I find the outer position to be more used.


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Offline Bob D.

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Re: Small parts vice on MFT/3
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2017, 08:25 PM »
I like this, nicely done.

I have a small vise of my own for making square cuts
on tubing that I could make a similar mount for.
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It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?

Offline Vondawg

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Re: Small parts vice on MFT/3
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2017, 09:57 PM »
Mwildt - that IS nicely done..nice little vice too. I set mine up on a t-stand (Diafer) that goes with me...seeing yours, I see I could clamp mine to the MFT if needed also.
« Last Edit: April 11, 2017, 10:10 PM by Vondawg »
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Offline mwildt

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Re: Small parts vice on MFT/3
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2017, 07:59 PM »
@Vondawg and @Bob D.  thanks. Just a quick solution since small parts, not necessarily wood, are a pain to hold otherwise. Actually comes more handy than I thought initially since I only have a huge vice in the garage. FYI, if you make one then it will be tippy at the end when swapping between the two positions thus a slot instead of the two holes would be better.

I like your solution as well as the vice is bigger and portable. I could see it be more useful for regular wood working. More of a woodworking vise. What brand is it ? Would you mind posting a picture that could show how it's mounted ?

Offline grbmds

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Re: Small parts vice on MFT/3
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2017, 08:27 PM »
@mwildt I like it! Seems like it could be very useful. Simple. Yet functional.
Randy

Offline Vondawg

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Re: Small parts vice on MFT/3
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2017, 02:26 PM »


Would you mind posting a picture that could show how it's mounted ?
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mwildt- I think it's a 6 1/2" Jogeson 146, 'knock off' but has worked well. It resides in side the t-systainer w/same hardware to mount it, just slides in and bolts up. A stop fits in those two holes on top of outside vise head to hold stock against dogs.
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Offline Vondawg

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Re: Small parts vice on MFT/3
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2017, 02:27 PM »
Oops second pic didn't show up
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Offline Cheese

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Re: Small parts vice on MFT/3
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2017, 12:44 PM »
Here's a method I used to mount a small/medium sized metal working vise (45#) to a 1 3/4" thick maple butcher block bench. This methodology could also work well on an MFT, just be careful of those spindly legs.  [eek]

The vise is a Starrett 015 with 5" wide jaws and a 7" throat depth. It's mounted to a piece of 3/4" ply with 3 each, 3/8-16 button head cap screws that are screwed into stainless t-nuts. This vise/plywood assembly is then mounted to the maple top with 3 machined aluminum T-dogs. The small diameter of the dogs run around 19.8mm, so they fit fairly snug in the 20mm diameter holes. This way they can be inserted or withdrawn by hand but with no side-to-side play.

The dog head diameter is 1 1/4" X 1/2" thick. The opposite end has a 3/8-16 tapped hole in the center that will receive Woodpeckers hand knobs that fit 3/8" hex bolts. The dogs are machined from either 6061 or T6511...can't remember which.

Two of the dogs attach to the bench top from underneath, while the third is attached from the top with the hand knob below the maple top. I would have preferred that all three were tightened from the top to make them easy to get at, however, I wanted to keep the plywood profile as small as possible so I had to compromise.

I made this conversion about 5-6 years ago and have mounted and worked on cast iron pipe, copper pipe, alum & steel angle, motorcycle transmissions and 80/20 extrusions in the vise along with 2X material/studs and LSL beams. I've had no issues.  [smile]
« Last Edit: April 17, 2017, 12:50 PM by Cheese »