good deal tooling package

Just hit my email inbasket.

For those of use with a lathe with a faceplate but without a collet closer, a collet vise can be bolted to the face plate for short parts. A square/hex tumble block fixture is also nice for those of us without an indexer or rotary table.

Enco has these on sale w/ 17 collets from 1/16 to 1-1/16 for

119.95 click on
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With a right angle plate this is very flexable for compound angle milling [although fussy to set up] but it is also economical for most any size mill. for example
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to drill/tap holes to mount stuff or use a slotted one]

You can go to 1-1/8 Ø with a short/shallow collet, and collets are availabe with square and hex openings in addition to rounds. example

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Better investment than Lehman stock....

Unka' George [George McDuffee]

------------------------------------------- He that will not apply new remedies, must expect new evils: for Time is the greatest innovator: and if Time, of course, alter things to the worse, and wisdom and counsel shall not alter them to the better, what shall be the end?

Francis Bacon (1561-1626), English philosopher, essayist, statesman. Essays, "Of Innovations" (1597-1625).

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