|Project by nobuckle||posted 04-28-2012 10:16 PM||3174 views||12 times favorited||11 comments|
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.
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