For holding rounds, in particular multiple V's in soft 30" jaws, for holding rounds in Z. The rounds will be anywhere from 5/16 x 3/4", to 1 x 2".
Basically the fixture will be in a "T", with the bottom of the T being a 1x3 alum bar clamped in two 6" vises, and the top of the T being about a 1x2 or1x3, bolted to the bottom bar, with milled V's on *both* sides. So the top of the T will have the V's.
Will hold about 60 parts, for light-ish ops, such as light facing cuts, drill/tap small holes.
Also, I will have angle alum screwed to the bottom part of the T, to act as a Z stop for parts held in the Vs. I'll proly slot the angle alum, to make it adjustable in Z.
Threaded rod/nuts will hold outside clamp rails on the parts, such that only half turns of 15 nuts will release all 60 parts.
If I do two of these fixtures, I can have a quasi-palletized system.
Also, eventually, vises can be dispensed with, and this system mounted directly on a subplate, for possibly 300+ parts per load.
I'm leaning toward 60 deg V's instead of 45 deg, bec the smaller the angle, the more "camming" into the V can occur, bec of mechanical advantage. Not a biggie biggie here, since the Kurt jaws themselves will not be applying direct force, but rather the lighter rail system above.
But, the shallower V of 60 deg will accommodate a greater range of diameters, altho each V will also consume more linear space, allowing for fewer parts.
Any opinions on the V degree? The overall strategy?