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Turn any solid work surface into a workbench -- portable shoulder vise

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Project by ChuckM posted 02-14-2016 02:36 PM 2555 views 19 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The portable shoulder vise, adapted from a similar design I came across, can be mounted with holdfasts on a workbench or on a solid table with a long clamp.

For joinery, I used the Dominoes. You can use dowels, mortise & tenon etc. The Domino joiner from Festool is a joinery tool that is worth investing in if you are looking for consistent, quick and fool-proof results.

Made mainly using scrap supplies (wood and rod and nuts) and a press screw from Lee Valley Tools (9” Press Screw – 13F17.01). The ratchet screwdriver seen in the picture is also from Lee Valley (88K11.10), a very handy tool when you need it.

Total cost: $30 Cdn plus a weekend of shop time

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted





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shipwright

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#1 posted 02-14-2016 02:59 PM

Nice one Chuck.
Those press clamps can be used for lots more than presses, although they are very good at that too.
I made a mitre jack a couple of years ago with one that could also be thought of as a portable vice.
If one had both of them they would have a quite a few clamping options covered.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#2 posted 02-14-2016 03:03 PM

cool concept!!

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#3 posted 02-14-2016 03:18 PM

You’re absolutely right, Paul, about the press screws. I made a mitre jack, too: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/178938

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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#4 posted 02-14-2016 04:46 PM

Fancy that, good job!

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#5 posted 02-14-2016 05:41 PM

nice work – very versitile

-- Greg Simon

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#6 posted 02-14-2016 09:00 PM

That is really cool. Great job.

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#7 posted 02-15-2016 12:31 AM

You did! ..... and I commented on it too…..
Man, I hate getting old! :-)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#8 posted 02-15-2016 02:41 AM

Great job. Looks like a very handy addition to the shop.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#9 posted 02-16-2016 02:10 PM



You did! ..... and I commented on it too…..
Man, I hate getting old! :-)

- shipwright

In Germany they say :”Everyone wants to get old, but nobody likes to be old.” So true!

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