|Forum topic by slickSqueegie||posted 10-09-2011 04:28 PM||5399 views||10 times favorited||22 replies|
10-09-2011 04:28 PM
Hello all I’m new here and wanted to say hello first..
I have been needing a bench vice for some time now. I have this 3’stick of 1” Acme threaded rod.
I started by looking at store bought vices they seem straight forward enough.
I needed some way to enclose the nut solidly and stout! so I cut4 small blocks with the 30 degree angle and a top and bottom plate to glue the blocks to and enclose the setup.
after that was glued up in (in two pieces top and bottom) I needed to cut the jaws for the vice. and drill holes to allow the rod and support dowels to attach to the front jaw only. on the inside jaw all three are slightly over-sized to allow the sliding movement.
on to the handle.
While the handle is setting I glued the inside jaw to the nut holding assembly and the rear plate and attached the dowel to the front jaw. I wanted to be able to take it apart if need be so I did not glue it. I just used a small strip of sticky 340 grit sand paper on the end of each dowel. after tapping them into the hole I used the wedges again to hold it tight.
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