Aux. Vise Trick From A Canadian Master Tipster

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Project by ChuckM posted 01-03-2012 12:46 AM 3249 views 7 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

You can find this tip published in the current issue of Woodcraft magazine by Master Tipster (since we have “Master Craftsman” as a term) Serge Delcos of Quebec, Canada.

Clamp this on the drill press for end boring or to a workbench vise as an auxiliary vise for holding a stock at an angle (hobby vise is $20 from Canadian Tire or, for American woodworkers, from Woodcraft (#141673) or Rockler (#24006) or Harbor Freight (#95203)).

I didn’t have any 3/4” plywood scrap big enough so I used a hardwood. I removed the cup on the hardwood first. I also added a pair of soft plywood jaws to the vise (rare earth magnets CA glued to the recessed holes drilled on the backs of the plywood scraps (1/2” x 2” x 6”)). Those are the minor changes to the original tip.

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#1 posted 01-03-2012 02:16 AM

Great Tip

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#2 posted 01-03-2012 02:38 AM


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#3 posted 01-03-2012 02:38 AM

A really great idea Chuck. Thank you for passing it along. I just happen to have spare vise very similar to the one pictured and that is perfect way to put it to work.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 01-03-2012 11:46 PM

Thanks for the tip! I do like the use of the magnets for the jaw inserts.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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