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The Leg Vise Of My Dreams

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Project by James Wright posted 01-21-2017 03:10 PM 1562 views 7 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It was about time I made a decent leg vise, and this is how I did it. the Chop is made from a slab of Cherry, the Wooden Screw was made of Hard Maple from Acer-Ferrous. it has bowties and Celtic carving throughout. and a Brass retention ring to top it all off. I have been wanting to do this for a long time and finally got around to it. there is not a thing I would change.

You can see the full build video here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDbHdaIrcTI

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright





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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 01-21-2017 03:31 PM

Great vise build beautiful work! Loved the entire well put together video also! Your cute little helper made it even more special!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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James Wright

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#2 posted 01-21-2017 03:33 PM



Great vise build beautiful work! Loved the entire well put together video also! Your cute little helper made it even more special!

- woodshaver (Tony)


Thanks again Tony. I am looking forward to using this for years to come.

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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bearkatwood

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#3 posted 01-21-2017 05:33 PM

Very nice work James. Leg vises open up a whole new approach to your work. I love how yours looks, it has so much character to it! Another awesome project.

-- Brian Noel

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James Wright

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#4 posted 01-21-2017 05:51 PM



Very nice work James. Leg vises open up a whole new approach to your work. I love how yours looks, it has so much character to it! Another awesome project.

- bearkatwood


thanks man. I am glad to finally get this one working again!

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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papadan

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#5 posted 01-21-2017 06:16 PM

Here is the leg vise of my dreams….......

-- Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity!

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James Wright

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#6 posted 01-21-2017 06:20 PM



Here is the leg vise of my dreams….......

- papadan


LOL that is a Leg Vice not a leg Vise!

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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jamessliefie

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#7 posted 01-21-2017 06:21 PM

Sweetness! That vise is almost a vice!

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James Wright

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#8 posted 01-21-2017 06:23 PM



Sweetness! That vise is almost a vice!

- jamessliefie


LOL thanks. aparently @papadan thinks it is!

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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papadan

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#9 posted 01-21-2017 06:48 PM

In a leg lock like that, who the Hell cares about spelling? ;-)

-- Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity!

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James Wright

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#10 posted 01-21-2017 07:13 PM



In a leg lock like that, who the Hell cares about spelling? ;-)

- papadan


LOL yes!

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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theoldfart

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#11 posted 01-21-2017 07:47 PM

That vise is exquisite, the carving really sets it a notch above. The screw is from a Canadian firm I take it?

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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James Wright

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#12 posted 01-21-2017 08:20 PM



That vise is exquisite, the carving really sets it a notch above. The screw is from a Canadian firm I take it?

- theoldfart


Thank you. the screw is actually from PA http://redrosereproductions.com/acer-ferrous-toolworks/

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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bch

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#13 posted 01-21-2017 08:51 PM

Oh my that is one beautiful vise. I just love the butterflies—never seen them in a vice before but it’s a great touch. Should those be sufficient to hold it together under pressure on one edge? Say you lock a board in on the right and it racks a bit because you don’t have a spacer on the left side—is that action going to work that crack apart? I hope not as I think it’s gorgeous. Great work!

-- --bch

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woodchuckerNJ

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#14 posted 01-21-2017 09:05 PM

nice work, like the celtic knot carvings.

-- Jeff NJ

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James Wright

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#15 posted 01-21-2017 09:40 PM



nice work, like the celtic knot carvings.

- woodchuckerNJ


Thanks. it always amazes me how simple it is to do but how much it adds to the tool!

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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