|Project by rustythebailiff||posted 12-24-2013 05:05 AM||1895 views||5 times favorited||4 comments|
Wish I had built this earlier, like when I was cutting dovetails in the panels for my in progress tool chest. The main body and faces are made from SYP construction grade lumber, trimmed to used the best grain as much as possible. The screw handles are maple, bored and chiseled out to take the long nut. Small wedges hold the nut in place. I decided to use 3/4 threaded rod from the box store to save money. Rather than buy a tap and die for wood, which I would probably use only once, I spent a total of $20 on the wood and hardware. I had some doe skin scraps, which I used to cover one face. I have been using the vise to saw dovetails on some other pieces. It holds tight, and raises the work to a nice height. Build time, an extended afternoon.
-- "Necessity is the mother of invention"