"Outside" Jaws for Kurt
© Frank Ford 2009; Photos by FF

Not long after I got my new Kurt milling vise, I wanted to hold a piece that was a bit beyond the capacity of the jaws, so I made a pair of jaws to fit on the front and back of the vise. After aligning the vise to the X-axis of the mill I cut a ledge in each jaw at the same height as the original hardened jaws.


Now, I can mill a wide piece and have support at both ends and underneath at the center:


For some items, the capacity of my vise is nearly double:



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