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How to use vee blocks to hold stock vertically

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Vee blocks can be used to hold round parts vertically under a mill or drill press.     This is useful if you need to machine through the end of a metal cylinder or pipe. Vee blocks can be used to hold round parts vertically under a mill or drill press. This is useful if you need to machine through the end of a metal cylinder or pipe.
Step 1 - Position vee block in vice Install the vee block against the fixed jaw of the vice of your machine so that it is standing vertically on its side.  Step 2 - Position workpiece Position the workpiece in between the v-channel of the block and the movable vice jaw.

Step 1 – Position vee block in vice

Install the vee block against the fixed jaw of the vice of your machine so that it is standing vertically on its side.

Step 2 – Position workpiece

Position the workpiece in-between the V-channel of the block and the movable vice jaw.

Step 3 - Close the jaws of the vice  Close the jaws of the vice so that the workpiece and vee block are clamped securely.

Step 3 – Close jaws of vice

Close the jaws of the vice so that the workpiece and vee block are clamped securely.

You are now ready to begin machining your workpiece. You are now ready to begin machining your workpiece.

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