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Bench block for small parts - ice hockey puck

Cheap product with many uses

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Robert Atkinson 215/09/2019 10:39:57
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I thought this was well known, but have found no reference on here so I'll give this tip. Ice hockey pucks are cheap, a handy size and made from hard rubber. They make great bench blocks when hand filing or fitting small parts. Enough friction to stop the work piece moving, but won't damage surfaces (or tools if ou do slip. can be easily drilled, V slot cut or similar to locate parts. Also firm enough for backing up when driving small pins or collars etc. The rubber has filler and is quite "dead" so no bounce.
Put one no the cup of your trolley jack to stop slipping and damage.
They can be bought on ebay or Amazon as well as sporting goods stores. I tend to buy a few when I visit North America to save postage.

Robert G8RPI

ega15/09/2019 11:03:52
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I wonder whether, with a suitable slot, they would be heavy enough to make a stand for a mobile phone?

Robert Atkinson 215/09/2019 11:34:15
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Plenty heavy enough to support a phone.

I do understand the urge to hit a "smart" phone with hammer but don't see why you need a holder to do itdevil

Bazyle15/09/2019 16:39:39
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How machineable are they? Say if one needed something like a big pipe adaptor or a bung. Big BSP fittings are expensive.

OuBallie16/09/2019 02:42:32
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Been using them for years.

Geoff - Hadn't thought of using one for phone support 👍

Massimo Dalmonte16/09/2019 08:54:06
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Hi Robert G8RPI,

soon after reading your post, I bought 6 (4 of them will be used to make levelling feet for my milling machine) smiley.



David Banham 120/09/2019 19:39:34
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The Toronto Society of Model Engineers web site resources page has a Tips section.

The May2019 page has a tips sheet covering three items:

- Materials to validate CNC machining

- The good old hockey puck

- A very short rule

The use of a hockey puck for various activities in the workshop is discussed.

Michael Gilligan21/09/2019 20:40:20
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Wow ... I hadn't realised how economically priced they can be: **LINK**


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