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V-blocks are used for holding and indexing round parts for milling or drilling. While these blocks aren't as rigid or precise as a hardened and ground steel version, they are fine for low precision cross drilling, and filing, and finishing. This block can be used to make any number of simple jigs and fixtures. I probably wouldn't use this to hold a part for machining, but it would be great for a drill press or assembly application.
This block is designed to fit my whole ecosystem of 3D printed fixtures:
The holes are spaced a half-inch apart. The countersunk holes are designed for 1/4" Socket head cap screws (see link). The rest of the holes are designed for .25" dowel pins, which help provide position indexing on my fixture plates.
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