|Project by woodoogolem||posted 04-16-2015 05:26 PM||1864 views||14 times favorited||13 comments|
Around a year ago I noticed the build of a wooden vise by John Heisz. I found this interesting and made some feeble attempts to create one myself. But I could not get the dimensions right and lost interest all too quickly.
And since making two of a kind is not much more work than just a single one, I took the opportunity and made a set of two identical pieces. One for myself and one for my son who is about to move into his own house and hopefully into his own workshop as well :-)
I did not want to spend the extra money for the type of threaded rod John used in his original work. So I took a standard M24 rod. I welded two 10mm rods to both sides of the nuts which gave me a similar construction. I also used a M24 nut to secure the rod to the front.
The body of the vise is made from maple. I took some pieces of my lower grade lumber with discolorations and knots which were not suitable for furniture. The glued-up boards are only roughly machined with power tools. Most of the work was done with hand tools. The handles are turned from a scrap pieces of walnut.