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refinery mike
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holding small parts

Post by refinery mike » Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:38 am

I built this jig for holding small parts, while i cut sand or grind them. it is made out of O-1 steel and is kind of a cross between a jeweler's hand vice and a machinist's parallel clamp. I am sure there are all kinds of small part holders out there but this is one that i like.
"Do you know what that part was? .... Yah Hot! "Curly"
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Re: holding small parts

Post by Al_Messer » Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:19 am

Good on yer, Mate!!

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Re: holding small parts

Post by oldbrock » Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:48 pm

Yes, I like it. As if I didn't have enough projects. Peter
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Re: holding small parts

Post by stevec » Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:17 pm

It's on my "never ending" list . Looks like a time and finger saver!
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Re: holding small parts

Post by JimGlass » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:34 pm

Good idea. I should make one.

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Re: holding small parts

Post by Conrad_R_Hoffman » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:12 pm

Nice holder! The nut is notched so it's left handed and you probably stole it off your oxy-acetylene torch for some no doubt questionable purpose.
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Re: holding small parts

Post by SteveM » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:10 am

Nice tool.

While Mike didn't mention it, notice that both the top and bottom have a slot so that you can slice deeply into a part, or even cut it in half, while it is held by the clamp.

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Re: holding small parts

Post by refinery mike » Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:10 pm

Just a note, the holder is made out of O-1 tool steel but i wouldn't harden it. Just in case the saw blade were to nick the holder. And 0-1 is plenty strong even in the annealed state.

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Re: holding small parts

Post by KenHMT » Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:10 pm

refinery mike wrote:I built this jig for holding small parts, while i cut sand or grind them. it is made out of O-1 steel and is kind of a cross between a jeweler's hand vice and a machinist's parallel clamp. I am sure there are all kinds of small part holders out there but this is one that i like.
"Do you know what that part was? .... Yah Hot! "Curly"
Great little clamp!

I've added it to the growing homemadetools.net database: http://www.homemadetools.net/clamp-for-small-parts

Ken

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Re: holding small parts

Post by refinery mike » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:32 pm

i am honored to be included. And you can be sure i will be checking out your web site soon. thanks for the address. i just had a few minutes to view it and it looks like quite a collection. Health problems are consuming almost all my time right now. But when my wife gets well, you can bet i will be snagging some good ideas from you. best wishes

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Re: holding small parts

Post by JackF » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:33 pm

Nice tool.

I'm guessing you are cutting the nut in half to make a half nut, just a guess. :roll: :wink:

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Re: holding small parts

Post by refinery mike » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:44 pm

who told you i was half nuts. that is supposed to be a secret!

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