Miscellaneous tooling.

Miscellaneous milling tooling

Overview

Any milling machine needs a comprehensive set of milling clamps, dogs, jacks and so on to enable work to be set up quickly and efficiently.  After struggling with improvised set ups, I quickly saw the light and took time out to make a full set.  My set features:

  • Several clamps of different sizes
  • Many varied lengths of studding with a handful of nuts and washers to suit
  • Lots of dogs
  • Lots of 3mm thick washers
  • Lots of T-nuts
  • Four different sizes of toolmaker’s clamps, two off each size
  • Jacks

All these bits and pieces are kept neatly in a drawer next to the milling machine.  They can also be used on the lathe’s slotted cross slide.