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Project by Fr. Thomas Bailey, OSB posted 01-03-2014 06:48 PM 3139 views 21 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Christmas present to myself was to retrofit a leg vise onto my old bench. It is made up a beam of yellow pine out of the abbey church. The idea for the screw mechanism I picked up from Allen Finch in his article, ”$20 Leg Vise,” in the April/May 2011 issue of American Woodworker.

More details about the build can be seen on YouTube (MonkWerks: Retrofitted Leg Vise)

-- Fr. Thomas, http://www.monkwerks.org





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Pie

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#1 posted 01-03-2014 09:28 PM

Simply GENIUS. I love stuff like this.

-- Pie

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#2 posted 01-03-2014 09:28 PM

A man just has to love ingenuity and a practical approach to shop challenges. Well done! I have to check out that article – I think I have another project for my shop. Thanks for the post.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#3 posted 01-03-2014 09:46 PM

Pretty slick,

Nicely done.

-- - Terry

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#4 posted 01-04-2014 01:17 AM

This is really cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#5 posted 01-04-2014 01:58 AM

Great job! Do you have a link to the Allen Finch article? I’m building a couple of benches right now and that looks like a great option for my smaller bench that will be kept in my apartment.

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training

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Fr. Thomas Bailey, OSB

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#6 posted 01-04-2014 03:17 PM

Thanks for all the positive comments.
I found a copy of the article on Scribd, Google’s link to American Woodworker appears to be dead, though the Internet Archive did have a snapshot of the page.

-- Fr. Thomas, http://www.monkwerks.org

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12strings

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#7 posted 01-04-2014 04:42 PM

You really shouldn’t steal wood from churches….

-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!

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Fr. Thomas Bailey, OSB

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#8 posted 01-04-2014 05:06 PM

@12strings
Well … It was just kinda sitting there, and I didn’t think anyone would notice it missing. Though the abbot didn’t seem too pleased when I placed the corpus from the cross in his choir stall. ;)

-- Fr. Thomas, http://www.monkwerks.org

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#9 posted 01-09-2014 07:59 PM

If it had been stolen wood, would the Church consider you to have a leg vise vice? XD

Cool project, Father. Thanks for sharing.

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