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Free Metalworking Project Plans: A Simple Vise Clamp for an X2 Mini Mill

I came across this project several months ago on Instructables.com and I thought it might make a good beginner milling project. The author, Doc Workingday graciously gave me permission to add his project to this site.

It’s a simple project for making a set of clamps that fit an X2 Mini Mill (Sieg / Harbor Freight / Grizzly) and these clamps would make a great first project for anyone who owns an X2 or similar sized mill.

The original instructable can be found here. However, for those of you who don’t have an instructables.com account, I’ve provided a PDF copy of the project instructions as well as the drawing below. Doc also provides SLDDRW and SLDPRT files of the drawing in his instructable for those of you with CAD capabilities.

Thanks again for letting me share this with my readers Doc!

  making_vise_clamps_on_the_milling_machine.pdf (704.2 KiB, 1,764 downloads)
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  Vise_Clamp_Drawing.pdf (30.5 KiB, 1,329 downloads)
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  • PRIVACY? Your email address will be encrypted and kept private.

    YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE SPAM FROM THIS SITE!

  • BENEFITS? Registering for the site allows you to download plans and other documents. Registering will also grant you forum access, allowing you to log into the forum using the same username and password you used to register for the site.
  • RSS? Subscribing to the RSS feed or subscribing to receive email messages whenever the site content is updated is not the same as registering. If you would like to receive email notifications you still need to sign up for that service. AND WE STILL WON'T SPAM YOU! We will, however, send you an email whenever the site is updated with new content. That's typically about 1 email a month or less.



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About Tyler

Tyler is a hobby machinist and 3D printing aficionado. He teaches computer programming and web development at Highline College near Seattle. Tyler founded Projects In Metal in 2008 because he was frustrated by the lack of free plans available for hobby machinists.