Making a Drill press vise machined from raw steel Part 1

Most of this work is done using a Bridgeport milling machine. This particular one is a variable speed Series 1 Knee style Bridgeport. It joined my shop after being carefully removed from a gunsmiths shop that was closing down. It has a 1984-85 vintage and seems to run pretty true. It came with a Mitutoyo DRO (digital read out) from the late 80s yet still works like a dream.