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Workbench #5: Twin Screw Vice

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Blog entry by Rob Drown posted 07-24-2009 06:40 PM 2260 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Base is almost finished. Top is on the base, upside down. Time to build the twin screw vise Part 5 of Workbench series Part 6: Twin Screw is almost finished »

Well I drilled the 1.5” holes and they came out a bit crooked. They will require some filing to get everyting to line up just right. Back to it.

All the holes are fixed, now to mount the rear vice jaw.
the Rear Jaw ready to drill the barrel bolt holes
Rear Jaw ready to drill the barrel bolt holes

A better picture of the Rear Jaw ready to drill the barrel bolt holes

Mounting blocks for the barrel nuts.

Finally figured out how to insert pictures.

The rear vice is mounted. Time to take my lovely wife out to dinner.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真



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TheQueTip

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#1 posted 07-25-2009 05:01 AM

Rob, so far so good. I built a bench that used the Veritas Twin Screw vice and it came out well. I did not notice it until the woodworking piece was done, but when I screw the vice tight, the left side tightens up slightly before the right side does. The Veritas vice has a pull pin adjustment on the right handle that allows you to correct for this slight variance, but someday I am going to figure out how to correct slight offset so I don’t have to pull the pin out. Good luck on your installation. I will be checking back in. Be safe.

(If want to see what the finished product will look like, click on my project link and go to the workbench project)

-- TheQueTip, Killeen Texas - All tools I've purchased from Harbor Freight eventually became a hammer.

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Rob Drown

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#2 posted 07-27-2009 07:24 AM

Have you tried readjusting the set screws on the opposite side from the pin?

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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