Hand Machined Vice


A metal vice
A metal vice from the other angle

In Fall of 2017 I took a course in Machine tool operation. This class met for 6 hours a week in the machine shop on campus and taught basic metalworking skills for use with manual lathes and mills, along with hands on experience in casting parts and generating G-Code to program CNC machines. After creating a couple practice parts using the mill and lathe we each constructed a moveable vice from scratch. This involved machining a vice body, threaded rod, sliding jaw, and several small bushings and connectors. After constructing everything together we blackened the vice to prevent it from rusting. A few pictures of my complete vice are shown above.