'Off-Machine' Fixture

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10 years 3 weeks ago - 10 years 3 weeks ago #10286 by AZ IRONWOOD
AZ IRONWOOD created the topic: 'Off-Machine' Fixture
I eventually foresee the need to work stock/project, which is too large/cumbersome, to use the traditional tables/fence. [IE: something too big to clear the WayTubes, that needs to be drilled (etc) beyond normal clearance capabilities.] Has anyone dealt with this problem? If so, what technique did you develope? Did you make a 'Holding Fixture' for the project, allowing it to be held, in proper position, 'off-machine'? Certain projects would necessitate the machine, sans tables, being in the Horizontal Boring configuration, while another project may dictate a Vertical DrillPress configuration. Curious as to what other members have had to confront, and their resolutions.
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10 years 3 weeks ago #10290 by nuhobby
nuhobby replied the topic: Re:'Off-Machine' Fixture
AZ, I am curious what you'll come up with. Keep us posted.

When I made my own shop workbench, I rolled the Mark V right up to it to drill the bench-dog 3/4" holes. But I could only get a few inches away from the perimeter of the bench this way, because of way-tube interference. I also ignored the fact that the Mark V in drill-press-mode was probably a degree or so off-vertical. But at the time it was my best option and it's been fine for my needs.

- Chris

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