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Forum topic by Airframer posted 11-24-2013 02:59 AM 8981 views 11 times favorited 183 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Airframer

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11-24-2013 02:59 AM

Topic tags/keywords: resource jig vise carving tool

Why not.. there is an “of your dreams” thread for everything else why not vises and work holding fixtures.

Handtool work requires the work piece to be held stable most of the time. There is a miriad of ways to do that… show us some of your favorites and/or some that you have built yourself.

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"


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#1 posted 11-24-2013 03:58 AM

You beat me Eric. I’ll add some gem later. Hope we can keep it on the right vise.
Jim

-- Jim, Long Island, NY Ancorayachtservice.com home of the chain leg vise

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#2 posted 11-24-2013 04:02 AM

Maybe not so much “of my dreams” as “from my dreams” .......
I dreamed these up a couple of years ago, thing is they work better than I ever hoped or dreamed they would. Honestly, I thought of them as a novelty when I was designing them but they have really impressed me.

Wedge wagon vices

Wedge leg vice

The bench

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#3 posted 11-24-2013 04:05 AM

I have built a few vises.. Each of the ones on my workbench including my Moxon are all shop built.

With the exception of the Chain Vise hardware made by Jim (Boatman53)... The chain mechanism is a beast!

I have been needing some sort of carving/shaping vise for a while now. I have finally decided to quite talking about it and get to building one.

Based loosely on the Benchcrafted Carvers Vise

This is what I have to work with.. lets see what can come out of it.

I also need to build a saw vise… so many vises so little time lol.

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#4 posted 11-24-2013 04:27 AM

All timber trad tailvise & bench, handmade by me using machinery in 6 days over an 8 day block.

Guitar repair vise

-- Bill....... " was you dryin' your nails or a wavin' me goodbye?" Tom Waits

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#5 posted 11-24-2013 04:32 AM

That guitar repair vise is nice! I fix electrics in my spare time and would be interested in hearing more about that vise. Might be something I’d like to make as well.

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#6 posted 11-24-2013 04:40 AM

Eric, I copied this one…the freight to Aust. cost more than the vise. See my projects for more details

http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Tools/Vises/Guitar_Repair_Vise.html

-- Bill....... " was you dryin' your nails or a wavin' me goodbye?" Tom Waits

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#7 posted 11-24-2013 05:14 AM

I know I just posted this on the workbench thread, but it belongs here.

Pretty self explanatory, the base is a Wilton pow-r-arm junior. I can put it in any dog hole. Damn the last photo is too big, you can’t see the big bolt and nut.
Jim

-- Jim, Long Island, NY Ancorayachtservice.com home of the chain leg vise

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#8 posted 11-24-2013 05:23 AM

Found this somewhere on the net and saved it.

Jim

-- Jim, Long Island, NY Ancorayachtservice.com home of the chain leg vise

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#9 posted 11-24-2013 05:31 AM

Finding 2nd hand Jorgensens in Aust. is like winning the lottery!

-- Bill....... " was you dryin' your nails or a wavin' me goodbye?" Tom Waits

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#10 posted 11-24-2013 05:38 AM

I made this one for holding small items. I clamp it in a bigger vise. In this case the Emerrtt. It gives real good access for shaping/carving.

That’s all for tonight!
Jim

-- Jim, Long Island, NY Ancorayachtservice.com home of the chain leg vise

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#11 posted 11-24-2013 06:16 AM

Love the insights into augmentation of the Jorgenson wood clamps into alterrmaste cpnfigurations. .

My wife says I have two many vises, but she spelled it wrong eh? What can I say

Eric

-- Real_cowtown_eric

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#12 posted 11-24-2013 06:18 AM

Boatman, I really liked your vice until I saw this…

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know what I mean...

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#13 posted 11-24-2013 06:27 AM

New is crazy expensive, I got mine by posting a wanted to buy request on another forum and within a week I was offered this one for $50 I think it was. They are out there, I see them on eBay and there is one on my local Craigslist right now but he is asking $100.

-- Jim, Long Island, NY Ancorayachtservice.com home of the chain leg vise

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#14 posted 11-24-2013 06:32 AM

Yu can duplicate this with a 5 buck trailer hitch picked up at a garage sale if you are clever and have the ability to fabricate the mount! (two pieces of ply with a circle cut in them and a clamping mechanism), maybe a bit more finess as you see fit to fit yer agenda.

Veritas carving similarity is in my experince not so functioAL .

Eric

-- Real_cowtown_eric

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#15 posted 11-24-2013 06:39 AM

realcowtown-eric, you have probably know ” Big Balls In Cow Town ”. Always worth another listen.

Ray Benson and Asleep At The Wheel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdfpRPvMxoE

-- Bill....... " was you dryin' your nails or a wavin' me goodbye?" Tom Waits

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