|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 08-23-2012 05:35 PM||3259 views||0 times favorited||16 comments|
I was given this nice Wilton vise because the T-handle was missing and the hole in the shaft was worn pretty thin. I first turned done the screw a little farther to put a new hole for the new t handle and then made a new aluminum T-handle out of 2 pieces of 3/4” stock. I had a friend heli-arc them together and then I turned it to make the T handle. The wooden handle was that last piece needed to bring this vise back to life. I made that out of 2 pieces of maple . I have to get a piece of steel for the dog that slides up and down.
I may have to build a new work bench to put it on. I don’t have enough overhang on the present bench to accept this nice vise.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!