The woodshop on base where I do my projects has no place to clamp a peice decently for planing or carving ir chisel work. Since I use the facilities heavily and I was one of the people needing this capability, I decided to build this vice. I went with the busy bee screws because the price was right, they are pretty good quality and priced to sell. The only problem I had was the company is in Canada and I’m at a US military base overseas. The company can not ship to APO addresses so I had to have my family forward it to me, $30 extra cost.
The body and Jaws are Sapele, with a strip of walnut across the front jaw, the strip was added to even up the front jaw with the top. I still need to add handles, leather faces and holes for dogs (the dog holes will just be for large dowel that they cary at the woodshop rather than 3/4”). Also I’m probably just joing to seal it with a spray finish.