LumberJocks

Wood Wood Vise, well, mostly

  • Advertise with us
Project by BuyoMasilla posted 11-27-2011 02:48 AM 4836 views 20 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have collected a few relatively large screws I intended to make a shop made wood vise with. I saw one here a while back, but recently fellow lumberjock slickSqueegie showcased one which I thought was brilliant. Mind you I’m too cheap to buy a proper one, not even a cheap proper one. And this, well, it’s definitely no Veritas. But then, it’s the process, the practicing and the developing and honing of new skills that’s important.

I made one not quite as nice as slickSqueegie’s. The nut is sandwiched between the two sheets of ply. The clamping/moving business end of the vise is free floating. I could not figure a way to attach it to the turning, cinching thingamayiger. I also cut some oak dowel pieces to use as benchdogs. To slice the dowel into benchdogs I used the hole drilled in the 2×2. There’s a couple holes on the cinching/moving end for them and some will reside on the table top in time. This vise will eventually (few months to years, give or take a decade) be attached as pictured to the solid core piece of door one of my maintenance budies at the real job office building hooked me up with. I’m thinking an off feed/workbench/tool storage contraption on wheels for the piece of door and vise.

In closing I’d like to say that it’s not easy, maybe a bit intimidating posting here. Most of the projects are unbelieavably Great. It’s just the supportive and encouraging quality of the community that makes me feel it’s OK to post my less than average quality work.

Thanks for looking, Mario, or Buyo Masilla

-- Dreaming of the day I might joint two pieces of wood square..........





12 comments so far

View Tradeturnhobby's profile

Tradeturnhobby

35 posts in 1140 days


#1 posted 11-27-2011 03:21 AM

I have to agree with you in that it is a little daunting to post work among such great experts. Nevertheless you should be proud of this work. I might have to borrow this for myself. Great work! Thank you for posting

-- TTH, UT

View DaddyT's profile

DaddyT

267 posts in 2254 days


#2 posted 11-27-2011 03:27 AM

Hey I think thats pretty cool!! Dont worry what any one else thinks, no matter how good you are theres always someone better, that includes the ones that make the Unbelievable stuff.

-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....

View TopamaxSurvivor's profile

TopamaxSurvivor

15060 posts in 2420 days


#3 posted 11-27-2011 03:49 AM

I like it ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

View olddutchman1's profile

olddutchman1

69 posts in 1156 days


#4 posted 11-27-2011 02:45 PM

I think the vice is great! You are doing something that I dream of doing. Thanks for showing us.

-- Saved! and so gratefull.Consider Who Created it All

View BuyoMasilla's profile

BuyoMasilla

102 posts in 1291 days


#5 posted 11-27-2011 05:54 PM

Thanks for the kind words everyone. Hindsight being…........well, what it is, I should have made the jaws larger (I must have measured once {AGAIN} DaddyT) and am not sure how long the free moving part made of douglas fir (I think that’s what it is), will last.

TTH, when you’re ready to make yours, you can find the screws pretty cheap at NPS Industrial, west of Redwood Rd & south of California. If you haven’t been there and want me to, I can let you know exactly where it’s located.

TopamaxSurvivor, I’m honored that you like. I like how you’re involved in this (IMHO) great site and the things that you value, good for you (and us). OldD1 (sort of reminds me of Star Wars!?), too bad you apparently can’t do all you used to, I’m glad however that you have decided to stay involved and curious. I truly believe this is a community and as supportive as I’ve met. I have taken the liberty of sort’o living vicariously through some of the artists and craftsmen here and enjoy it. I hope you’re doing the same.

Regards, Mario

-- Dreaming of the day I might joint two pieces of wood square..........

View BigTiny's profile

BigTiny

1664 posts in 1632 days


#6 posted 11-30-2011 09:11 PM

Hey, if it’s new and you learned something from building it, great! If it’s useful, all the better. (and this looks very useful)

I doubt Picasso’s first drawing looked all that great. (come to think of it, none of his stuff looks all that great to me)

The main thing is to keep making stuff, and keep learning from it. As my dad always said, “A day you didn’t learn something is a day you were dead from the neck up.”

Thank you for sharing. I look forward to seeing your next post.

Paul

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

View Kent Shepherd's profile

Kent Shepherd

2698 posts in 2030 days


#7 posted 12-02-2011 08:34 PM

Well done. I like the concept. You don’t always have to spend big bucks to get what you need.

Thanks for sharing

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

16033 posts in 1610 days


#8 posted 12-02-2011 09:09 PM

What the heck, it sounds like you learned a lot and had fun doing it. That sounds pretty good to me.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

View KOVA's profile

KOVA

1311 posts in 1122 days


#9 posted 12-03-2011 07:47 AM

PRESS THAT WAS AMAZING !!!!! NOTE IN YOUR VERBOSE CUTS ARE !!!!! IF YOU MAKE A WORKBENCH AND LEG PRESS, I will help you because I DID NOT SPEND A LOT $$$$$$$$$$!!!!!!!!!

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

View slickSqueegie's profile

slickSqueegie

94 posts in 1166 days


#10 posted 12-17-2011 01:45 AM

Nice job bro! I like the dogs too! I need to cut a couple holes in mine! I think you did great!
Thanks for the plug. ;)

-- Come check out more of my projects at http://www.mdwoodart.com

View Mauricio's profile

Mauricio

6893 posts in 1895 days


#11 posted 12-17-2011 03:58 AM

Mario,

I like this vise man, and I like how you think. Does it work pretty good?

I’m frugal too I’m thinking of making a wooden screw home made for a leg vise but I don’t have a lathe to turn the dowel, I have to make that lathe first… What do you do when you don’t have a lot of money or time?

I got your PM, I’m going to reply I just haven’t had time….

Saludos,

Mauricio

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

View Warren's profile

Warren

81 posts in 1079 days


#12 posted 01-07-2012 11:43 AM

very good im always looking for things to make for my woodshop instead of buying :)

-- Warren, Cambridge,OH.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase