Quick Drill Press Vise

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Project by drewpy posted 12-22-2017 01:55 PM 898 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been meaning to make one of these for a while and Mikhandmaker post several days ago inspired me. I took some of his ideas and came up with this.

I had seen something somewhere a long time ago about using an old C-clamp as the screw mechanism, so that is what I did. See below.

It was made from scrap walnut, maple, and oak. I finished it off with two coats of shellac.

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

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#1 posted 12-22-2017 02:10 PM

Great idea… looks really nice too.

-- -- Jim, Cumberland,RI -- Life is all the other stuff you do when you're not in the shop. -

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#2 posted 12-22-2017 02:22 PM

real great use of scraps and a broken c clamp,ya gotta love recycling.nice job.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#3 posted 12-22-2017 02:25 PM

Looks study and should do the job you need.

-- Larry - Illinois

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#4 posted 12-22-2017 03:13 PM

Very nice job on the vice, but the best part is using a clamp screw, makes a professioal unit over the most common ready rod adaption.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#5 posted 12-22-2017 03:15 PM

Drew, this is an outstanding shop made vise and it is a wonderful addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 12-22-2017 05:04 PM

Looks realy fantastic! Functional and beautiful tool. I like reuse of old C clamp.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 12-22-2017 08:26 PM

Great looking drill press vise Drew.
I just finished one somewhat based on this also (MILKHAND MAKER design ) and will post it here soon .
This will sure come in handy !


-- Kiefer

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#8 posted 12-22-2017 08:28 PM

Very nice. I really like this one.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#9 posted 12-22-2017 08:50 PM

Thanks for the comments everyone. I just kept grabbing what I could and had fun. I have needed one for a while.

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

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#10 posted 12-22-2017 09:34 PM

Who can’t use an extra set of hands at the drill press? Really nice build Drew!

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#11 posted 12-22-2017 10:19 PM

I really like this; clean, no frills, elegant design and process!

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

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#12 posted 12-22-2017 11:37 PM

Thanks Tom and oldnovice! I enjoyed making it.

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

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#13 posted 12-23-2017 07:59 PM

Wow…..looks good and functional ! Well done !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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