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Project by nobuckle posted 855 days ago 2848 views 12 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a way to hold boards so that I could saw down the length of them. This vise was the solution.

Pic #1 – The vise mounted in my Unifence fence rail.
Pic #2 – The vise with all of components
Pic #3 – Bolt and handle

The movable jaw was originally destined for a cross-cut sled. The bolt consists of a 3/4” x 1-1/4” x 3” piece of White Oak with a 6” carriage bolt through the center. First I used a 9/16” forstner bit to create 1/4” deep hole to receive the head of the carriage bolt. I then drilled all the way through block with a 1/4” drill bit. From there it was a simple matter of grinding down the head of the carriage bolt alittle and pressing it into the block.The handle is made up of two pieces of White Oak glued together. The main part of the handle is 3/4” x 1-1/4” x 5”. The “T” portion is 3/4” x 1-1/4” x 1” (approx.). The main portion of the handle has a 1/8” dado into which the smaller piece is glued. I then used a 7/16” forstner bit to create a 1/4” deep hole int the top of the handle. After this I used a 1/4” drill bit to make a hole that passes all the way through the handle. The final step for the handle was to press a 1/4-20 nut into the 7/16” hole.

Here is a demonstration:

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This turned out to be a great solution. Thanks for watching.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"





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ParksArt

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#1 posted 855 days ago

Very cool. I don’t have the unifence to attach to but it gave me some ideas for adapting it to my own shop. Thanks!

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reggle

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#2 posted 855 days ago

very smart this video got me thinking of some ideas thank you

-- reggle/england/Nothing like a good piece of hickory

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Martyroc

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#3 posted 855 days ago

Great idea and a beautiful execution. The video was very helpful, Thanks for posting.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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KOVA

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#4 posted 855 days ago

ESTUVISTE GENIAL DOUG!!!!!
EL VIDEO ES UNA CLASE MAGISTRAL, Y TU IDEA, TARDE O TEMPRANO, PODRÍA LLEGAR A REVOLUCIONAR, A LA CLÁSICA MOXON VISE ;-)

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

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clieb91

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#5 posted 855 days ago

Doug,
Thanks for the post and for the idea. I have been trying to figure out a way to add a vise to my bench and this has certainly given me some ideas.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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nomercadies

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#6 posted 855 days ago

This will uncover my beginner’s status, but I would really like it if you did a short video on the details of making the handle you demonstrated here. I know I should be able to figure it out myself, but it would be much better if you broke it down for me (us?). I don’t know how to make the wood capture a hex head bolt or hex nut and not strip out over time. Thank you for what you shared.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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rdjack21

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#7 posted 854 days ago

Love it and I have a unifence as well so I will be adding one to my fence as well!

-- --- Richard Jackson

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jjw5858

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#8 posted 842 days ago

Very cool idea. Great work on the demo video as well. Thanks for posting it!

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#9 posted 842 days ago

A table saw moxon, what a great idea! Nice video, too.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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Don Broussard

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#10 posted 765 days ago

Very good idea, nobuckle. This idea is very practical and adaptable to many vise needs. I will probably incorporate a variation to my workbench. Thanks for sharing.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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Rick M.

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#11 posted 666 days ago

Interesting idea. Any updates? I would just worry it might be extra wear and tear on my rails but I might give it a try anyway.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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