My previous post was stupid because there is a ball screw running down the center underneath the mill table, there is no way I can just simply lay it over the mill vise. That was really a stupid idea and I guess since I was up in my room and not in front of the mill I got an incorrect mental picture.
Here is my new attempt to get a mill press vise on to this table.
I ordered a wilton mill press vise from Amazon for about $80. It doesn't have that large divet in the back like I see on all the other mill press vises
on Amazon so I will be able to put parallel plates in it.
I also order this http://www.amazon.com/iGAGING-DIGITAL-M ... NESS+GAUGE
and thishttp://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004 ... ge_o03_s00
which by the way a .7 mech pencil will not fit into any of those holes. You need a scribe or .5mm I'm guessing
Saturday I went to Home depot and lowes and purchased a cheap B&D drill, some drill bits, some screw driver bits for the drill and a 7-1/4" cut off tool. I planned on replacing the whole mill table so I got a piece of poplar about 23" X 11 (the table is 9.4 X about 18). Well my cut off tool wasn't big enough so I asked the cabinet maker across the street to cut it for me based on my scribe lines, but it was night time and when he handed it back to me it was too short. So that didn't work but I got some scrap wood to practice with/break in this thing.
Also I did not take into account that maybe I should have added a 1/2" on the length so that when I drill the wholes there is enough wood for support since wood is not metal and when you drill holes too close to the edge they tend to not do well.
Sunday I decided I was going to flip the left most track on the table upside down, get some 1 inch M5 machine screws and get thinner bolts to bolt down the vise and some washers and try to get my new Wilton drill press vise bolted to the table that way. Well it worked kind of, here is the result.
But I only have around 1 inch in the z to play with which totally sucks.