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Re: XYZ Probe

Postby ezurick » Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:35 pm

Ted, you also mention several times about your vise setup. Could you also share a pic of them. I am curios how they look and work or what their limitations are for size and thickness of the material.
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Re: XYZ Probe

Postby TReischl » Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:03 pm

ezurick wrote:Ted, you also mention several times about your vise setup. Could you also share a pic of them. I am curios how they look and work or what their limitations are for size and thickness of the material.


Ed, I can do better than that. Here is a link to video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMIZFpOOoV8&t=3s

There are several movies there that show the vise in action.

Here is a link to PDF file of the design:

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AtBXEhuw0FKsiIppbNyAAXG7c1thhQ?e=MXpmon

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Re: XYZ Probe

Postby martin54 » Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:47 pm

ezurick wrote:Ted, you also mention several times about your vise setup. Could you also share a pic of them. I am curios how they look and work or what their limitations are for size and thickness of the material.


his is an old post but might help & there ae some files to make your own :lol: :lol:
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Re: XYZ Probe

Postby ezurick » Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:03 pm

Thanks so much for sharing Ted. That vise setup looks a bit too complicated for my "lack of" engineering skills... lol. I'll take a peek at the pdf and see if I can figure things out. Again, thanks so much.
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Re: XYZ Probe

Postby sharkcutup » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:05 pm

I had made these sometime back not as complicated as the one noted here but have served me well and were easy to make. I made them originally for handling small parts but have come in handy for many other uses too. Recently made some more clamps specifically for 3/4" thick material stock holddown for my CNC machine table. The vise came in handy for using cnc machine as a drill press (which I presently do not have) for cutting a hole in the clamps at specific angle in which I was going to be using the clamp.

Optimized-two size small parts clamps.jpg

Two Different Size Clamps of same design

Note the small clamp with hole in the larger vise and also note the clamps intended use lower left corner of that vise (specifically designed for 3/4" stock which is what I use most of). The vise was ideal for this purpose because its base is 3/4" stock so the angle was perfect when placed into it for cutting/drilling hole. :)

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Re: XYZ Probe

Postby jimandi5000 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:46 pm

WOW!!! I like those clamps... could you share the crv/dxf files?
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Re: XYZ Probe

Postby BigC » Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:06 pm

sharkcutup wrote:I had made these sometime back not as complicated as the one noted here but have served me well and were easy to make. I made them originally for handling small parts but have come in handy for many other uses too. Recently made some more clamps specifically for 3/4" thick material stock holddown for my CNC machine table. The vise came in handy for using cnc machine as a drill press (which I presently do not have) for cutting a hole in the clamps at specific angle in which I was going to be using the clamp.

Optimized-two size small parts clamps.jpg

Two Different Size Clamps of same design

Note the small clamp with hole in the larger vise and also note the clamps intended use lower left corner of that vise (specifically designed for 3/4" stock which is what I use most of). The vise was ideal for this purpose because its base is 3/4" stock so the angle was perfect when placed into it for cutting/drilling hole. :)

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Re: XYZ Probe

Postby sharkcutup » Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:36 pm

Yeah that spoilboard has had its share of work performed on it. I will be replacing it again (2nd time since purchase of CNC early 2016) after the first of the new year.

I will post what I have later today. I am presently reviewing what I may have because I had made those vises/clamps shortly after I started using my CNC. I have to see what I have and not have because like most I clean up and/or move my files around.

The small Vise is 6.5" long by 6" wide
The larger Vise is 10.75" long by 11" wide

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Re: XYZ Probe

Postby confused2 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:06 pm

I used to use paper and finally figured out how to make the autotouch feature work in Mach3. It was a stupid mistake that caused all kinds frustration. I have an alum. plate on one wire and gator clip on other. Simple and works fine unless you forget to connect gator clip. The machine will force your tool thru the alum. pate and create a panic situation. Do that once and you will not forget to do it again. L.O.L
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Re: XYZ Probe

Postby BigC » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:10 pm

confused2 wrote:I used to use paper and finally figured out how to make the autotouch feature work in Mach3. It was a stupid mistake that caused all kinds frustration. I have an alum. plate on one wire and gator clip on other. Simple and works fine unless you forget to connect gator clip. The machine will force your tool thru the alum. pate and create a panic situation. Do that once and you will not forget to do it again. L.O.L

OUCH, I can only imagine the demise if an expensive/favorite bit.
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Re: XYZ Probe

Postby sharkcutup » Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:11 pm

As promised here is a .pdf file which has images and drawings of the small vise. You can scale it to whatever size that suits your CNC machine table configuration.

I am still browsing my computer looking for the original .crv and .dxf files.

small cnc vise.pdf
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Re: XYZ Probe

Postby BigC » Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:20 pm

Downloaded.
Thanks, Sharkcutup for your info
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Re: XYZ Probe

Postby sharkcutup » Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:22 pm

small vise bottom.pdf
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Forgot a dimension --- the actual stock thichness .75"

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Re: XYZ Probe

Postby TReischl » Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:47 am

I like those vises!

Actually they are a big help for something I have been thinking about doing for quite a while. I'll see how it turns out if and when I get around to it.

But like I said, I like those. Also have a very, very low profile which is great on machines without a lot of Z.
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Re: XYZ Probe

Postby sharkcutup » Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:10 pm

The vise is a slight modification of another vise I had found someplace, not exactly sure where. Mainly built the same except I had added nuts for the threaded rod to travel through instead of threading it through the wood. The nuts are held in place with epoxy or a very strong glue. I also added a 1/4" metal pin into the center of the clamping jaw board and sealed it in with a 1/4" wood dowel glued in. I also changed hole mounting locations to fit/match my hole spacing on my CNC table spoilboard.

When I had originally saw this vise I liked the idea too that it was a low-profile vise and that it could be easily made. It has been a very handy addition to my CNC machine.

Here are the .dxf files for the smallest vise. It can be easily scaled to a bigger size if needed.

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