Here is the blog on how I made the new vise in pictures and a SKETCHUP model that you can download and play with .
The SKETCHUP model was done by LUMBER PUNK /LUKE and he deserves a BIG Thank you from us for donating his time to create the model .
Also a Big Thank you to Paul/Shipwright for the maquetry logo .
Here is the video link .
This vise started to come to life with a full size drawing on a piece of plywood
This served as a good way to build the components as I could place them on the plywood and confirm the angles and dimensions .
These are the steps I took to build the laminated beam from plywood strips layer by layer .
There are three pieces that make up the triangular beam which I glued up and trimmed up on the table saw and then assembled .I left a dado in the upper beam portion for the threaded rod and confirmed the fit with a cut in half lengthways joiner nut .
The next step was to build the post /leg which I made from some construction grade pine that was nice and dry since it has been in the shop for a couple of years .
The post/leg is made up of three layers two outside ones and the blocks in the centre which carry and guide the beam .
The upper and centre blocks have hardwood glued to them on the faces that the beam slides on and the hardwood is shaped at an angle to allow the beam to tip up and slide .
Again I confirmed the function in place by test fitting the beam in the post/leg with the rod installed and then again with the second outside layer glued on.The post/leg is only glued together same as the beam and no metal fasteners were used .
Next is the guide block with the half joiner nut .
The block is again made from pine with a hardwood layer glued to is as a wear surface .
I laid out the location of the pocket for the nut which is about 9” back from the post and drilled and chiseled it out using the nut face as a guide for the chisel making it easy to get the proper angle .
A dado is cut about 7/8 wide and 38” or so deep to allow the rod to slide without touching the block.
The alignment is somewhat critical in the way that it should be parallel that is the reason I used two washers between the bottom of the dado and the rod and magnets and wadhers between the sides and rod .
this ensures that the rod will properly engage at any point of it’s travel into the nut and also will not catch on the nut when the beam is tipped to slide freely .
The nut is glued in the pocket with epoxy glue and lined up using the threaded rod and washers held together with some magnets and a couple of washers under the rod to ensure proper parallel alignment .
The nut is also drilled to below the thread line accept two screws once the glue had set .
This is the quick release mechanismin a nut shelland all there is to it .
Here is the block installed and some pictures of the beam assembly fitted with the rod and the hand wheel with the hub and nut and retainer washer .
The chop is a refurbished item that I beefed up at the bottom for the pin hole .
All straight forward stuff to make .
Watch the video on this vise that gives more info on how it operates and I am always happy to answer questions just send me a PM or post it as a comment .
I Thank you for taking a look .