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Mini Lathe Carriage Stop

#1
Decided it was time to make a carriage stop for my 7 X 12.

STOP1.JPG

It fits the bed way better than the image depicts. I just hung it on loosely to take the picture.

STOP2.JPG

With the measuring, laying out, sawing and milling it took me the better part of a day LOL.

Had one measuring ooops with the way V that caused me to have to start from scratch.

I know... trivial stuff on a real mill. Not so trivial on a mini mill.

I'm happy with the results.
 
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Janger

(John)
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#2
Now you need a mini mill vise stop. I need one too... I think that 1x1 square you just bought might be a good place to start.
 

Janger

(John)
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Premium Member
#4
It lets you take your part out of the vise and put it back in in exactly the same position. Or make multiple parts. There are a great many different kinds.

I was thinking of this kind:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vise-jaw-w...ises-Fits-jaw-3-8-1-Made-in-USA-/121115884003

But here is another and some discussion.
https://canadianhobbymetalworkers.com/threads/milling-vise-stop.761/

John Conroy posted one that he made - it's really cool.
https://canadianhobbymetalworkers.com/threads/workholding-stop-for-kurt-milling-vise.856/#post-8211
 
#5
Decided it was time to make a carriage stop for my 7 X 12.

View attachment 4543

It fits the bed way better than the image depicts. I just hung it on loosely to take the picture.

View attachment 4544

With the measuring, laying out, sawing and milling it took me the better part of a day LOL.

Had one measuring ooops with the way V that caused me to have to start from scratch.

I know... trivial stuff on a real mill. Not so trivial on a mini mill.

I'm happy with the results.

Nice! I just got my new Lathe (8x16 chinese lathe) and that is the top project on my list.
I feel we need to get to know each other, we have very similar equipment and could help each other out. Now if only you weren't 7 hours away...LOL