Creating A Custom Micrometer Stand: Step-by-step Build – Part 4 – Making Aluminum Vise Jaws

I’ve seen a few decent micrometer stands, both commercially and shop made, but none of them were really what I wanted in one. Having a stand to hold the micrometer while taking a measurement of a telescoping snap gage will make machine work much easier and convenient. So I took some inspiration from a few others and designed my own. In this video, I start the machining of the aluminum vise jaws.

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Creating A Custom Micrometer Stand: Step-by-step Build – Part 3 – Making the Clamping Nut – ASMR

I’ve seen a few decent micrometer stands, both commercially and shop made, but none of them were really what I wanted in one. Having a stand to hold the micrometer while taking a measurement of a telescoping snap gage will make machine work much easier and convenient. So I took some inspiration from a few others and designed my own. In this video, I machine the brass nut that fits on the riser.

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Creating A Custom Micrometer Stand: Step-by-step Build – Part 2 – Making the Riser

I’ve seen a few decent micrometer stands, both commercially and shop made, but none of them were really what I wanted in one. Having a stand to hold the micrometer while taking a measurement of a telescoping snap gage will make machine work much easier and convenient. So I took some inspiration from a few others and designed my own. In this video, I machine the riser along with some non-standard threads.

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Building My Version of a Micrometer Stand – Part 1

I’ve seen a few decent micrometer stands, both commercially and shop made, but none of them were really what I wanted in one. So I took some inspiration from a few others and designed my own. In this video, I struggle through machining the base.

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1960 South Bend Lathe Part 3 – Headstock Disassembly

I want to get the headstock of the 1960 South Bend lathe disassembled so I can inspect the bearings and any gears.

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Assembling the K&T Universal Milling Head Part 2 – How many mistakes can I make?

I finish the reassembly of the Universal Milling Head for the Kearney and Trecker 2HL. I make a few mistakes, mostly minor, along the way, but I did manage to address them all in the end.

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Assembling the K&T Universal Milling Head Part 1

With as much repair work as I am able to do completed on the Kearney & Trecker Universal Milling Head, it’s time to start putting this back together. I’m starting with the Attachment Housing and the Swivel Support Bracket.

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