Author Topic: Saddle stop  (Read 4562 times)

Offline Allen Smithee

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Re: Saddle stop
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2016, 10:46:57 AM »
No, it drilled fine. I drilled the next (final) hole which also had no problems, but as I raised the drill back up I noticed that the work was lifting smoothly out of the vice, so I quickly hit the stop button!

I have a mental image akin to this:



Note to self - next time I chain-drill remember not to clamp the work across the line of holes I'll be drilling!

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Offline Allen Smithee

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Re: Saddle stop
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2016, 11:59:04 PM »
In case anyone was wondering what happened here, and to show that I do sometimes actually finish things, this is what the finished item came out like:



And here it is actually being useful:



I do have some photos of the piece-parts before it was finished if anyone is interested. I intend to replace that M8 bolt with something that has either a tommy bar or even a ball-handle, because I hate having to use spanners for things like this.

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