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Project by Buke27 posted 10-24-2013 10:27 AM 1662 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got this vise on craigslist a couple of years ago thinking I would use it when I make a workbench. I still haven’t gotten around to making a bench but finally just broke down and installed it on my outfeed table instead. It is wonderful! Never realized just how useful it would be.





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WayneC

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#1 posted 10-24-2013 01:13 PM

Looks like a great addition to the outfeed table.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Gene Howe

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#2 posted 10-24-2013 02:21 PM

Nice nice and great idea of placement.
Your post heading is misleading, however. I was anticipating a tale about smoking, drinking and/or sex.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 10-24-2013 03:26 PM

I think it looks real good, serves more than one function, and will be a great addition to your shop. You could even mount a router underneath it for an auxiliary router table.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 10-24-2013 03:47 PM

Nice use of space. With a heavy outfeed table like that, who needs a traditional bench?

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#5 posted 10-24-2013 03:57 PM

Good looking vice.

In the third picture I noticed the horizontal holes in the stationary face of the vice, what are they for?

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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Tooch

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#6 posted 10-24-2013 08:20 PM

nice work- looks very useful and not really in the road at all!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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iamcliff

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#7 posted 10-24-2013 10:28 PM

Sweet. I so need one of these. I don’t have a bench yet either, but it would be so useful to have one on my work/assembly table.

-- Chris, http://www.youtube.com/CMRwoodworks , FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/cmrwoodworks1 , Proverbs 16:9

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aussiedave

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#8 posted 10-25-2013 12:50 AM

Very nice vice and out feed table. You have given me ideas now as i need both a solid out feed table and an end vice…thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Buke27

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#9 posted 10-26-2013 04:08 PM

Thanks for the kind comments everyone. Jesse, the holes on the stationary jaw were originally dowel holes. The stock I used for the jaws was reclaimed from an apron of an old bench a fellow woodworker was getting rid of so the holes are not functional at all. The ones on the face are for securing the jaw to the vise since I couldn’t do it from the back side because of the way the vise is mounted.

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#10 posted 10-27-2013 12:38 AM

Very nice ! I just put together a bench that doubles as an out-feed table and want to add a vise. Your work has given me some good ideas. By the way, is that a Rigid table saw ?

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