Wedge Bench Vise

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Project by Bricofleur posted 07-07-2011 03:37 AM 3526 views 34 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inspired by a project published in Woodworker’s Journal magazine, I made this wedge bench vise using the 3/4’’ thick MDF shown scraps. The larger, square, approximately 14’’ by 18’’, is the base.

The cut made along the diagonal is beveled between 25-30°, and all sharp beveled edges are sanded.

The vise hooked against the workbench, a piece of wood sits against the right stop and the wedge is jammed towards the back using a dead blow hammer.

I hope you’ll like my version.

PS: All construction details and more pictures can be found on this page of my blog.



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#1 posted 07-07-2011 03:38 AM

nice addition.

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#2 posted 07-07-2011 03:41 AM

I like it. Thank you for taking the time to wright the blog.

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#3 posted 07-07-2011 04:20 AM

Awesome jig

-- Norman

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#4 posted 07-07-2011 04:20 AM

Another handy device ..thank you , Serge : )

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#5 posted 07-07-2011 01:57 PM

Nice jig! I think the old timers must have done it this way.

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#6 posted 07-07-2011 10:30 PM

Your jigs make so much sense. Simple yet elegant in design.

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#7 posted 07-08-2011 09:30 PM

Perfect. I need to incorporate this into my shop too. Nice work.

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#8 posted 07-08-2011 09:47 PM

Thank you all for the comments. One more thing: This one can be brought outside on the garden table or picnic table to work outside and enjoy sunny days.



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#9 posted 07-08-2011 11:32 PM

Great idea.

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#10 posted 08-17-2011 04:12 PM

Love this idea! think I’m gonna use it in my shop. great work!

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