|Forum topic by pete4242||posted 04-07-2014 08:12 PM||861 views||1 time favorited||6 replies|
04-07-2014 08:12 PM
So I decided finally to make the bench vise! I badly need it now as I have a lot of planning to do and the vise will fall just right in place… making the storage shelves to tidy a bit the small room I am working in. I got the idea the idea of this vise from the woodsmithtips newsletter – link here
Here are some pictures of how it looks, I built it using Beech wood.
as long as I hold a piece vertically, all is good but when I hold it horizontally the vise will tilt from the bottom end
To get it to work properly, I inserted a piece of the same thickness at the bottom.
I think I should add two steel rods (or wood? which is better) below the clamps, fixed in the fixed jaw and sliding on the outside jaw as option 1.
Which option seems to be more suitable, I greatly appreciate your comments.