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Good day

As you know…and if you didn’t – now you know…I don’t have a “normal” workbench with Vices but, sometimes I need them.

So, I made a very simple, easy and cheap vices.

I leave it to your imagination what you can do with them.

The rest of the story is on the following 40 pics.

Regards
niki

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gizmodyne

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#1 posted 2236 days ago

Great post.

Glad to see you around.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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Callum Kendall

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#2 posted 2236 days ago

Great job!

Thanks for the post

Callum

-- For wood working podcasts with a twist check out http://thetimberkid.com/

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Toolz

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#3 posted 2236 days ago

Once again, you are an Inspiration in creativity. Thanks for the post.
Larry

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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Quentin

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#4 posted 2236 days ago

niki: you should take all of the stuff you’ve posted here and turn them into a book. I bet you’d sell lots of copies! Every jig/tool/technique you post here is pure genius and would be very useful to the many other woodworkers that do not come here.

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manilaboy

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#5 posted 2236 days ago

Very clever! I am amazed by your ingenuity.

I have been waiting/wanting for your jigs/projects. They are just too helpful, very easy and simple to do and the best part is they always do not cost a bit. I am a fan!

-- "Real jocks do it on a bench"

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USCJeff

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#6 posted 2236 days ago

Always love your (in-depth) jigs. This is another one of your greats. While I don’t require the vice so much, I do love the peeks at the crosscut sled. I haven’t checked if you’ve posted the sled, but remembering a lot of your other gems, I’d bet it’s in there somewhere.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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niki

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#7 posted 2235 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words

Quentin
A book ?....maybe when I’ll get old….for the time being, it’s much more fan to be in the garage than in front a computer…

Jeff
I posted the sled almost 3 months ago.
Click on my picture and you’ll see it in the list of activities….all the 6 parts of the WIP

Regards
niki

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#8 posted 2235 days ago

WOW!

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Bradford

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#9 posted 2230 days ago

Outstanding presentation, if i was an instructor you’d get an A+. thanks

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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brunob

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#10 posted 2230 days ago

Niki you amaze me with your creativity.

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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niki

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#11 posted 2172 days ago

Thank you all so much for your kind words

Rick247
Well, it took me a little bit more time to build it because of the “photography”...but, I’m an amateur…and retired….”time is NOT money”....I have all the time in the world to do what I like (not only wood working).

It took me longer time to “cook” the pics on the PC but…..

Do you know what’s the good feeling it is when people find it useful and maybe it will save some money to a young beginner that he can spend to buy another tool…..it makes me to forget all the time that I spent to post it…

Best regards
niki

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Woodwrecker

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#12 posted 2171 days ago

Niki, I’m adding you to my buddy list because I think you’ve probably forgotten more then I’ll ever know. Excellent post, and adding pictures to your jig ideas makes it ten times easier to understand.
Thanks a bunch.

-- Having fun...Eric

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goldenhands

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#13 posted 2171 days ago

Hi Niki,
Nice idea. I like you ingenearing and monumental way of thinking.
Here is one thing I have noticed … if you all right with my opinion … the vice is good for short ditails.
If you are planning to use it for plaining long ones watch for the possible gup in the middle where the vice could not hold it. If I am wrong I am sorry, but check it for your self – press slightly in the middle of long plank and mesure the distance to the table. Of course it depends on the thickens of the plank.

-- The way I work - the way I live. goldenhands

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niki

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#14 posted 2171 days ago

Thank you for your kind comments

Goldenhands

There are 2 pictures that you can see how I’m planing a long board and I did not feel any problem.

I know that the vise jaws are not “rigid” but a little bit “flexible”.
When I’m setting the vise opening with the lower bolt, I’m setting it a little bit more “open” than the workpiece thickness and that will compensate for the “flexibility” of the jaws when I tight the upper 2 knobs.

Because of the sanding paper on the jaws inner side, I don’t need so much pressure (or, I don’t have to tight the upper knobs so much) to hold the board firmly.

After you build it and, for better “rigidity”, I recommend 3/4” plywood (and not Melamine chip-board like I used but, for me they are ok) you will find out how much more you have to “open” the lower knob – if at all – because the plywood is more rigid than the chip-board….

Regards
niki

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goldenhands

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#15 posted 2167 days ago

Hi Niki,
Thank you for your reply.
I totaly agree with the way how you use it as you explained it above.
When I saw the pictures first time – the distance between each clamp has warned me about the posibility to flex down. So I decided to let you know about my thoughts.
And definatelly you right about the material to use for it – plywood would do a bit better I agree.
I glad that you were aware of it before I posted my coments.
Do not like to make bold coments.
Great idea no doubt.

-- The way I work - the way I live. goldenhands

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