|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 10-16-2015 03:07 AM||3099 views||13 times favorited||31 comments|
This is a vise that I have been thinking about making for a long time. It is made from 4 layers of 1” Baltic Birch plywood, brass, nylon and steel. I needed a vise big enough to hold big and odd shaped wood parts when I saw, drill or mill them. This vise has a 4×6 opening and has a quick nut ( 4th photo) in the back so I just push the button and slide the threaded shaft to the new location. It has a brass insert in the movable jaw to take the pressure and not indent the wood. I added some brass keepers on the bottom of the sliding jaw so it cannot come away from the base. There is a 6” diameter birch log in the vise in the 5th shot and that will be its first project. The last shot is the blow up of all the parts used.
The third shot shows the 2 extra jaws I made for holding round stock horizontal and vertical just in case I need them down the road. The jaws slip over pins in the bottom and have wing screws holding them in at the top. I may make solid hardwood jaws in the future if this plywood does not hold up.
It is finished with Danish oil and satin poly just to make it easy to clean.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!