This is a design I made using Carbide Create for a 4 sided Jig that fits in the Carbide 3D Low profile vise channel, and allows 4 sided rotation.
This design allows for a 3.25" long and 1.6" round part to be machined on 4 sides.
The Set screws that hold the stock conveniently sit inside the middle channel so if they stick out there is clearance.
I have include the Carbide Create file below.
2" x 2"x 5" aluminum tube with 3/16th walls.
M6 Set screws 10mm- 16mm
1/8th end mill
Ideally I would have machined the ends of the Tube perfectly flat as the first step.
For this very first prototype however, I used a file and square to accomplish it by hand, we will see if it was accurate enough when I get to test it.
The Carbide Create File
4 sided flip jig.c2d (19.6 KB)
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Set Screws used:
Heres a little hand-carved car design I made years back, and is the type of project I will be updating with the new 4 sided jig.
This tiny rocket was made with a 2 sided flip operation, I should be able to add even more detail now.