|Project by BuyoMasilla||posted 11-27-2011 02:48 AM||6094 views||20 times favorited||12 comments|
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..........