|Project by Brodan||posted 11-17-2014 01:58 AM||3947 views||7 times favorited||12 comments|
As I’ve started putting my shop together, it was clear I needed a vise to do hand work. I opted to build this “bench top bench” using Jeff Miller’s plans. (Puts the work at a comfortable height and holds work securely). I fixed the 1/2-13 all thread to the stationary jaw and allowed the moving jaw to slide freely. To avoid having to screw knobs in and out, I played around and came up with a “quick nut design” that works well. Push up against the moving jaw, engage the threads and tighten about a turn. With the concept prove out, I now need to build 2 nuts to the final more robust design. I’ll post pics when complete.
The mortise and tenon design provided much needed practice. Although I had a couple of miscues, I think it turned out pretty well.
-- Dan, TN