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Leg Vise, Shop made #2: Time to start over from scratch

262 days ago by Jeremiah | 7 comments »

Here is the leg vise i made, it works OK, but i can tell the force it puts on the mounts i made are going to fail over time. (see pic below) Then i came across this picture of an old black smith vise and wondered why hadn’t anyone one done one like this before? seemed simple, strong and fairly fool proof (ie Me Proof) So off i went to build my own:1st i turned a wheel using 2 pieces of 6/4 hard maple, laminated together.then i epoxied and pinned some 3/4” acme rod in to it ( found 6’ of the stuff on ebay for less than $40, so dont feel like you have to drop big money to use acme rod) Next i bought 8 3/4” ID falanged bearings. Put 2 in t...

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