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Forum topic by rwe2156 posted 05-22-2015 11:11 PM 892 views 1 time favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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rwe2156

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05-22-2015 11:11 PM

I never liked the stationary rods sticking out so I decided to build a version with a traditional vise mechanism

I built the elevated base after the article in FWW

I recessed the nut in the back of the inner chop

And place a block with a guide bushing, determining optimal positioning by freest movement of screw.

Finished up by planing face flat and square

And installing front chop. Wheels are double nutted. Spin freely.
In review, the only change I might made is extent the bottom runners a little more to front.
It is not tippy, though, and will be held down with holdfasts.
Now I can do dovetails without hurting my back!

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!


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#1 posted 05-22-2015 11:19 PM

Nice!

-- Tom - Measure twice cut once. Then measure again. Curse. Fudge.

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#2 posted 05-23-2015 01:27 AM

Nice, I just build mine a few weeks back and need to finish the table top like you have. Great job!

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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#3 posted 05-23-2015 03:19 AM

nice job, I like the idea of the front wheel.
Which issue of FWW

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#4 posted 05-23-2015 10:47 AM


nice job, I like the idea of the front wheel.
Which issue of FWW

- lepelerin

You can get the pdf here.

I’m still not sure about the height so “temporarily” screwed rather than glued the top M/T joints. Pretty sure I’m going to lower it by 2”.

I built it more or less according to his specs ,but now its done I think his height recommendation of 6” above waistline puts my forearm above level when sawing, which for me is the main function of this vise.

One thing I didn’t mention was the front chop 7/8” bore holes will leave some slop which makes it easier to slide the vise face and clamp a tapered piece. I haven’t tried yet, but I don’t think there is enough slop to be able to clamp a tapered leg, which would be a great advantage for inlay work, mortices, etc.

In retrospect, I think either angling the holes or boring a 1” hole would enable even more ability in this regard.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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