|Project by jiggles||posted 08-17-2016 09:47 PM||1646 views||5 times favorited||7 comments|
This vise can be mounted on your workbench or held on a front vise. It is used to bring the work up to you and save your back. Works great for cutting dovetails, etc.
I made it with two wood species. The vise incorporates a quick release mechanism from a material holder made by DeWalt DW7052. You can find one on eBay. I also used the all-thread rod on the DW7052 for the lower rod on the vise along with the material holder pad screwed on in reverse to stabilize the rod. The crank handle came from the vise I removed from the workbench. This workbench is doing double duty as an out feed table for my saw and came from Harbor Freight. I reinforced the top for support and removed the vise because it was not the greatest. The handle tee wobbled and had been drilled off center. So I made a brass sleeve out of a plumbing fitting, redrilled the hole in the handle tee, press fitted the sleeve and put in a pin. Works much better now. It is the upper rod. Finished it with shellac and wax. The nuts I used were from Home Depot, both rods were a standard 3/4” all-thread rod type so the nuts were standard too.
I had to cut holes for the nuts and the material holder that are recessed in the thicker piece of wood and hidden with the thinner piece.
Pictures 5 & 6 show the quick release devise I cut off of the DW7052.
-- Jiggles, Huntsville (Prison City), Texas