I'm machining some small (1" x 1.5") aluminum brackets and want these to be
cosmetically nice. IOW, I'd like the machined surface to be unmarked by
clamp or vise marks. How can clamp these things in a vise so that they
won't get marked by the jaws and stay put while I'm cutting them? Soft
(aluminum, brass,) jaws or spacers of some sort?
The marks left aren't hugely obvious but I'd like to get as close to
perfection as I - and my limited skills - can.
18 years ago