I've built some fairly nice quartz and granite fly tying vise bases that I've trimmed out in oak and brazilian ipe, etc. I've donated a couple each year to our local TU chapter banquet as raffle prizes.
I've managed to acquire a few steel and brass collets for holding the vise stem from some local machinists, but I was wondering if anyone knew where I might buy these commercially?
Would be nice if I could find someone who knows where I can obtain the metal collets for these bases.
A lot of the granite bases I see for sale are also rough-looking chunks, but I can cut these to size with a good wet saw blade (really slow), Drill them out and then trim them in hardwood for a nice finished appearance.