|Project by Alask||posted 06-15-2016 12:18 AM||706 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
Hello fellows,at this time I would like to share a new project.
I love this vise from Lee Valley but for me in Brazil if I want to import it I’ll spend around $100 paying the clamp and all taxes.
So I decided to make one by myself spending less money.The main idea is using a pipe clamp and turn around 0° to 90° so I can reach both positions of vise quickly,You use the threads of pipe without trouble because you still having a lot of threads conecting the pipe and jaw.
It is simple,easy to do,cheap and efficient.
See step-by-step below.
I used only scrap wood to do it.
A piece of 3/4” pipe inserted at wood body.
The pipe is locked in place using screws.I added one more piece of wood to improve the back support at 0° position
A “C” clamp lock the body in place
Here a wooden pipe clamp
The other clamp at other position
Here turned 90°
Here the Pony pipe clamp
Other position (turned 90°).I just change the position using the pipe threads
Here one more position (turned 45°)
This clamp will work too but you have to see it has an extra distance on base.
Thanks for attention