Sherline Vise Work Stop

If you make multiples of the same part, having to re-register each work piece is inconvenient. Having a stop to allow subsequent pieces to be registered autmaticlly can be a real time saver. I seem to recall seeing something similar in the past, but I couldn't find any other examples.

Drill Mounting Holes

I drilled a couple of 10-32 holes, one on each side of the vise. They're 1.25" from the bottom, and centered on the fixed jaw portion. Bigger...

Parts laid out

Here are all of the parts laid out. The screws are 10-32 socket head cap screws, with little plastic thumbscrew pieces pressed on. I picked these ones up at my local fastener place. The aluminum piece started out from a piece of 3/8" x 1/2" stock I had lying around. This piece wound up being 1.56" long. The brass piece if 0.25" in diameter. Bigger...

Stop by Itself

You can use the stop by itself. Bigger...

Stop with Adjuster

Or you can use it with the brass adjusting rod. Bigger...

Other Side

Picture taken from another angle. Bigger...

In Use

Here's an example of how the vise stop was intended to be used. I needed to make 4 identical pieces, and each one needed to be center drilled and then drilled. By using the work stop, once I set eveything up for the first piece I was able to center drill all 4, and then change to the final drill and drill all 4. Bigger...


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