|Project by JoeinDE||posted 06-09-2013 07:57 PM||1846 views||5 times favorited||1 comment|
Ever since I saw a few of these on LJ’s I decided that I wanted to make one. This one is based on DHS’ project although quite a bit smaller.
The wheels are maple. The jaws are cherry and the base is beech. I was going to get creative and attach the back jaw to the base with dovetail joints, but I went the easy route and used pocket-hole screws. The nuts are mortised in and then glued in place to keep them from coming out when the wheels are backed out.
I designed this so that it could be affixed to any flat surface with clamps although you could very easily mount this to the front of a workbench like DHS did his.
There’s a piece of hickory in the vise in most pictures.
Total cost for vise is roughly $25 worth of material with the 3/4” threaded rod being the most expensive items.
Video link below of this thing in action (apologies for the quality of the video – it was shot with one hand while using the vise with the other).
-- A bad craftsmen blames his cheap #$%ing tools