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SurfHunter

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238 days ago

Hello and Merry Christmas to all.

Santa arrived early today in the form of a Big Brown UPS Truck..

I recieved a HWW Patternmakers vise, just because it was too heavy for Mrs.Claus to handle..

My question is: At the moment my benchtop consists of a 1 3/4” Solid core door.

My bench is very heavy to begin with, I was wondering if I can get away with using the vise on this top until
I’m able to get all of my LVL together in order to make my new bench.

Thanks in Advance,
&
Merry Christmas to all.

-- It’s not the hours you put in, but what you put into the hours that count.


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Loren

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#1 posted 238 days ago

Normally with a vise like that you excavate a mortise in the
bench top. You might consider adding a hardwood end
cap to the end of the door, mortised for the vise. You may
find the end cap falls off or sags if you just use glue and
or screws. Additional support can be added below the
bench top.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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SurfHunter

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#2 posted 238 days ago

Thank you Loren

Would it benefit me any by lining the face with 1/4” leather

-- It’s not the hours you put in, but what you put into the hours that count.

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Loren

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#3 posted 238 days ago

If you want to use it for repair work maybe.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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rum

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#4 posted 237 days ago

The leather will make it grippier which is nice. I haven’t lined any of my vices, but I do have some leather scraps I use to wrap around things. Actually lining the vice would work somewhat better (but time/energy :D)

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#5 posted 237 days ago

Surf, did not know the abilities of a pattern makers vise till I looked on Youtube. Too cool for school… :-)

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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#6 posted 237 days ago

Surf that’s a great addition !
I’m with Loren on the saggy part with a door bench top, and the leather is a great idea for some aplications, might want to think about a pair of drop in wood or even aluminum jaws that have leather faces ?

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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#7 posted 237 days ago

Racer

Ive been doing a little research on the fitted drop in jaws, I’m really liking that concept. Removable until needed
have a cpl for different types of projects. I think I just may go that route.

DKV:
That’s the main reason for wanting on in the first place, It’s pretty universal, will come in handy with the Moxon vises that I’m going to build myself..

I’ve been really lacking with a nice workbench and all the goodies that come with a nice bench..

I do plan on building the LVL benchtop here soon as well. It’ll be a “Well Used” benchtop and not a “Shop Princess”

I buy quality tools in order to use the for what their made for, If something happens to them, then I send them back for warranty work or replacement and use them again.

-- It’s not the hours you put in, but what you put into the hours that count.

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