I say go for, I use a bowling ball with a drill press vice mounted on the top. The bowling ball was cut in half and sits on a 4" PVC pipe floor flange. It cost me $5 for the bowling ball and I had...dogcatcher 09-25-2016, 06:49 PM
BUT, some beginners without the funds to commit to a LeTourneau, have benefitted from the idea of making their own, and with varying degrees of success.
Each person is on their own journey, and...
......... And if you build a great one you have something to be proud of. Don't let people discourage you . JJ Roberts has a great vise made from a duck pin bowling ball.Memorymaker 09-25-2016, 05:43 PM
The only person qualified to tell you if it is a good idea is you, after you have determined if it works well! If it gets the job done, holds the parts that you're engraving solidly, and can be...Mike_Morgan 09-25-2016, 05:07 PM
I like oak leaf engraving, It's probably because it's what I was first Exposed to buy greatest generation bringing home trophies, it was one of my Favorites. Thanks for sharing your work.Eugene Carkoski 09-25-2016, 03:32 PM
It is Sunday and the last show day.
GRS is here and Sam A. is demonstrating. Barry Lee is also here promoting the engravers guild.
It has been a good show, lots of people. It's a well...