Chujybear

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What do you call the type of jaw that goes on a ball vice?
Is it a centering chuck? Isn't coming up with quite what I'm after in search queries...
Anybody out there know the correct term that is escaping me?
Thanks
 

Tim Wells

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Maybe the accessory blocks? You're talking about the blocks that plug into the top of the parent jaws that hold the different types of holding pins and such, right?
 

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I'm not sure, but know that sometimes when drinking a heavily hopped brew, I get vice jaw! Just for a moment, then I take another sip and it's gone. Whew!
So is good beer really a vice?
 

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Are you referring to the 'self centering vise' part of the engraving block?

Bob
 

Chujybear

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Yes. The self centering vice part. Not the peg plug. Is that what it's called? Self centering vice?
 

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yeah...
well self centering vice was it.. guess it just made too much sense for me to try that particular phrase.. i thought i had exhausted my queries..
@ Andrew- yes, making my own vice... a non tilting, low profile vice for carving bracelets..
before people jump down my throat about just getting the right tools in the first place, i have my reasons (plus i do have my graver balls allready)
i don't know if i can manage to make a long story short, but here goes..
built my sweet bench before i had a scope to test it on and as it turns out my great idea of adding inches to the top, coupled with my positioning of my tray created a perfect storm of poor ergonomics.. in order to see my work properly i need to stack pillows on my chair which jams my thighs into my tray.. not ideal... plus the tiltability of my engraving ball seems more of a nuisance than anything under the scope..
so what i'm making from a short heavy duty tin full of lead, and a self centering vice is a heavy, non-tilting, balanced vice that i can push around on my turntable
 

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plus i do have my graver balls allready

I'm very pleased to hear that :)

Yip, change one thing on the bench and everything else follows suit. Work benches tend to be a work in progress.

Good luck with the vise. It sounds like a plan!!

Cheers
Andrew

Cheers
Andrew
 
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