|Project by Alask||posted 11-13-2013 10:37 PM||2180 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
Buy a cast iron vise in Brazil is almost impossible (I can order from USA or Europe but they are heavy and the price for shipping can be too expensive).They don’t sell at stores here.
I found this idea at web and decided copy it almost all.I didn’t make the quick realese screw and change some parts I thought to “heavy” and made it at clean appearance.
But the idea of this guy is very nice.
I don’t have a lathe and have an idea to turn the wood cylinder.The way is showed below:
To turn the main cylinder I used my Bosch trimmer router and drill machine to keep the wood turning.Today this router has a plunge base but at that time I used the fixed base and made the cut steps slowly.It was safe,accurate and easy.
The router made a smooth surface and perfect round
How I made the grooves
How I sanded
The spacers keep the cylinder far to MDF walls
I decided to put two more bars to avoid the jaw bend over a big load.The carpet protect soft wood and delicate materials
The dark wood is denser and keep the bech stable
I screwed this part over leg.
Thanks for attention