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TDDriver

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404 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: vise tail vise bench

It’s time for my new bench. I purchased a 10-inch Groz quick release for the face vise and I am pondering my options for the tail vise. This will be a split top bench with front and back section at 12 inches each with a six-inch tool tray in the middle. The bench will be 84 inches in length. The Groz will be at the front right (as I am mostly a southpaw). I will have two rows of left-to-right dog holes on 6-inch centers in each section.

If I had a spare $250, I’d go with the Lee Valley twin-screw tail vise. Sweet it is. But I don’t. So I’m considering building my own using one of the following:

Single screw from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Shop-Fox-D3258-Bench-Screw/dp/B00012XCCA/ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1371946084&sr=1-1&keywords=bench+screw

Front vise assembly on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/121124468388?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

Any thoughts, suggestions will be appreciated.

Larry

-- My best ideas are usually too short. That's why I buy two more boards than the project requires.


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shipwright

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#1 posted 404 days ago

How about a wagon vice or two?
These may seem like a gimmick but they work really well and they are really cheap and easy to build and install, even retro-fit.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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TDDriver

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#2 posted 404 days ago

Thanks, Paul. The wagon vise is pretty nifty and certainly might be an option.

Larry

-- My best ideas are usually too short. That's why I buy two more boards than the project requires.

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redSLED

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#3 posted 404 days ago

Have clamps and extra wood? Possibly cheapest DIY tail vise route:

-- Perfection is the difference between too much and not enough.

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