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Project by KevA posted 11-29-2015 10:01 PM 1205 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

saw a couple of these bieng built on you tube and such. just thought i needed to put my own spin on it. not a whole lot is different then the slide action is split in two. some would say that i sacrificed clamping pressure by doing so but that is not the case. it will clamp more then ill ever need and hasn’t shown any sign of unwanted movement.

oh ya the bottom washer got cut in half so as it can slide.

-- if you have to ask your self if its good enough?.... chances are its not.





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Pointer

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#1 posted 11-29-2015 10:06 PM

Very cool vice. Have never seen a wooden one before.

-- Joe - - Laughter is like a windshied wiper, it doesn't stop the rain but allows us to keep going.

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Rick M

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#2 posted 11-29-2015 10:41 PM

Looks good, is that a regular threaded rod?

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woodbutcherbynight

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#3 posted 11-29-2015 11:43 PM

Interesting, if I had room to have one I can see me making this just because I could. Nice work!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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KevA

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#4 posted 11-30-2015 01:11 AM



Looks good, is that a regular threaded rod?

- Rick M.

Yes. This one is a 3/4” ready rod. Some would say not big enough but it seems to be holding up fine. The biggest thing is to use the coupler nut instead of a regular nut so it can grab that many more threads at a time… I’m pretty sure that he jaw would break before the rod would. And it is all crass laminated maple.

-- if you have to ask your self if its good enough?.... chances are its not.

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gator9t9

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#5 posted 11-30-2015 03:19 AM

Very nice…yes. I am building a similar vise now. A very fun project

Gator9t9

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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#6 posted 11-30-2015 05:07 AM

That is really cool. Great job

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oldnovice

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#7 posted 11-30-2015 06:15 AM

Every man needs at least one vice …. I mean vise!

That is a really nice project and beautiful build.
If that was painted it could be mistaken for iron?

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#8 posted 11-30-2015 12:11 PM

Looks very sturdy. It would be very useful so wide.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 11-30-2015 02:00 PM

I keep coming back to this project trying to figure out how the tightening mechanism works. Do you have to loosen and then pull the slack back by hand. If the nut was welded to the half washer it would screw both ways.
The holes in the bottom piece would be to screw it to the base, but what about the holes in the top slide?

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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KevA

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#10 posted 11-30-2015 05:11 PM


Guess I could have explained afew things better. I can see the confusion so here we go.

First off. I install alote of interior railings so I end up with a large amount of scrap maple . most notably 3 1/2” x 3 1/2” post bottoms. So part of my project is already done for me as most of the laminating is done.

As for the holes pre drilled in the top and bottom… I actually stole that part from an other project that I abandoned. I didn’t use any of those holes for this build. The whole vise comes apart from the bottom upso as if any part needs re and re it can be accessed.

The coupler nut is actually recessed into the bottom of the slot. I was going to put the other half of the washer on the back side but some how I managed to forget. It doesn’t seem to need it as there is no real pressure that way so I’ll probably just leave it as is.

A few things I’d like to mention aswell. I made the jaws replaceable. The are mounted with 3 #14×2” screws each. I plan on making a couple of different sets of jaws… One for sure with steel or iron insets.

My only real complaint so far is that I left to much tolerance between some of the moving parts. I’ll be it there paper thin they would have been fine with a good coat of past wax! Oh ya and the handle is way to long. Lol. Goona take at least 1/3 off and have more then enough crank left.

I can go on and on but if you have any more questions please feel free to ask!!

I keep coming back to this project trying to figure out how the tightening mechanism works. Do you have to loosen and then pull the slack back by hand. If the nut was welded to the half washer it would screw both ways.
The holes in the bottom piece would be to screw it to the base, but what about the holes in the top slide?

- bushmaster


-- if you have to ask your self if its good enough?.... chances are its not.

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KevA

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#11 posted 11-30-2015 05:19 PM



Every man needs at least one vice …. I mean vise!

That is a really nice project and beautiful build.
If that was painted it could be mistaken for iron?

- oldnovice


Thx. I’m glad you say that as that was my end goal. But this vise is getting nothing more then a good couple of coats of lacquer cause WOOD RULES!! LOL. all joking aside I think a reasone I wanted it to look like that is… In my mind…. It lends a little bit of authenticity to it.

-- if you have to ask your self if its good enough?.... chances are its not.

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KevA

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#12 posted 11-30-2015 05:30 PM



Looks very sturdy. It would be very useful so wide.

- majuvla

I was flying by the seat of my pants on this build… As most go…. So somethings end up how they do. In this case the final span on the jaws was 7”. Besides being useful I think gives the vise a nice look ;)

-- if you have to ask your self if its good enough?.... chances are its not.

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KevA

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#13 posted 11-30-2015 05:32 PM



That is really cool. Great job

- hoss12992

thx. It was a fun build!

-- if you have to ask your self if its good enough?.... chances are its not.

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KevA

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#14 posted 11-30-2015 05:35 PM



Interesting, if I had room to have one I can see me making this just because I could. Nice work!

- woodbutcherbynight

Thx. Isn’t that why we end up building half of what we do ;)

-- if you have to ask your self if its good enough?.... chances are its not.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#15 posted 12-01-2015 03:11 AM

You know it!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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