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 Post subject: Copper Soft Jaws
PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2022 12:25 pm 
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I have been looking for some 6" soft jaws for my vice for a while now. I did purchase some Eclipse make from Ebay a couple of months ago but, due to this bloody postie strike, they never arrived. I did 3D print some last year but they are now FUBARed. However, whilst looking again yesterday, I found a YouTube video which shows how to make a set of copper soft jaws from some copper tube, so I thought I'd have ago (as I'm still waiting for other parts for my 1500 gearbox rebuild, bloody strikes).


I used some 22mm. tube, cut it to length & cut it down it's length...
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Then I opened it up & flattened it...
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I put it in the vice to the depth I wanted & bent it over...
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Put a saw slit at either end so that I can bend it over at the ends...
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Cut a mitre on the ends...
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Soldered the ends...
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I rounded the corners and generally deburred everything, then gave it a polish...
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 Post subject: Yeah.....
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2022 11:04 pm 
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That's a good one.

If you can find older copper pipe it is better because the wall thick is greater?



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 Post subject: Re: Copper Soft Jaws
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2022 6:18 pm 
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Ally angle iron works well too,


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