Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'vise'

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Drawer Vise - Improvised Work Holding

04-16-2020 12:06 AM by Doug | 1 comment »

Recently I’ve been working from a location where I do not have access to all of my tools – including my workbench. Not having a bench makes it a bit hard to hold work for planing. Well, I came up with a solution to the problem. I call it the “Drawer Vise”. Now, I know what you’re thinking! “Is this for real?” Well, check it out for yourself. You can see it in action here on my You Tube channel. If you like it give it a thumbs up. Be sure to subs...

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Installing a Quick Release Vise

12-06-2019 01:56 AM by Dimensions | 3 comments »

After recently completing my first real workbench, it was time to install the most important accessory, the vises. I found the instructions to be rather confusing so i decided to make a video detailing the process. You can check out that process here: Thanks for checking it out and there will be several more videos about the other accessories for the bench to come :)

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Mini-Roubo from Oz #7: Fitting the Bench Crafted "Glide" Vise and "Criss Cross"

09-30-2019 07:50 AM by siggykc | 4 comments »

G’day folks, It’s been a quiet one on my behalf as hayfever has struck me down the past few days due to the impending Spring here in Melbourne, Australia. I noted that the readership went down on my blog, perhaps because I am a little long winded? Please let me know and I’ll try adjust my style of writing accordingly. The Bench Crafted leg vise has now been fitted, and here’s how it went. When I was happy with how the workbench top fitted to the base, I rem...

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Moravian Workbench #4: Turning the vise screw

09-12-2019 11:52 AM by Tom | 2 comments »

Now that the vise is operational, I wanted to turn a more pleasing shape on the vise hub. The challenge is locating the turning centers for the lathe. On the screw end, there were marks that appeared to be centered, so I could use that for the drive center. However, on the hub side, it was just a smooth flat surface. I used a simple method to locate a good center. I set the hub end on a piece of plywood and nailed four brackets around the hub to restrain it from moving laterally. ...

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Moravian Workbench #3: Setting up the Vise Part 2: The parallel guide

09-11-2019 08:40 PM by Tom | 0 comments »

The parallel guide is the part at the bottom of the vise that has a pin inserted to lever against. The guide is made of oak that is 7/8” x 2” and 16” long. The guide slides in a mortise cut into the vise support board between the stretcher and the workbench top. The guide is mortise and tenoned into the vise chop at the school, but it is not assembled until you get home to make it easier to transport. The mortise is 1-1/2” x 7/8”. This allows 1/4” sh...

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Moravian Workbench #2: Setting up the Vise Part 1: The garter

09-11-2019 07:45 PM by Tom | 0 comments »

The first thing that you probably want to do when you get home is set up the leg vise. A mortise needs to be cut in the side of the vise chop to insert a garter which is a piece of wood that fits into a groove at the vise hub. I laid out the mortise 7/8” from the face of the vice chop. The mortise is 3/8” wide and 1-1/2” long. It needs to be aligned with the center of the vise hole. Then I chopped out the mortise with a 3/8” mortising chisel all the way thro...

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Project Ideas, Hmm... #10: Workbench Vise Location

05-07-2019 01:43 PM by Dave Rutan | 12 comments »

In the next few weeks I’ll be building a small workbench to use at work. I’m currently using a fold-away table saw stand (not the table saw itself) with a sort of cradle to hold up double basses and cellos to perform certain repairs because it is lower than the high work table I typically use. I’ll be building a somewhat traditional style bench about 33 inches high. I want to put a vise on the face and one on the end to use with dog holes. The thing is, as I currently u...

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Roubo Workbench #2: 2 youtube videos of what to expect in regards to Benchcrafted solo/retro crisscross and tail vise

02-19-2019 05:30 AM by Holbs | 0 comments »

Found these 2 videos from the Fine Tools website that has CAD and Sketchup drawings of the Roubo workbench. Also fantastic start to finish youtube videos of the Benchcrafted solo and retro criss-cross and then tail vise installation. Gives a great idea of what you are going to be doing. And comes with awesome German elevator music :) Just wanted to share such info from Fine Tools to those who could be interested. View on YouTube View on YouTube

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Moxon Vise Build

09-28-2018 12:31 AM by wrenchhead | 3 comments »

I made this Moxon vise to bring my work up to a comfortable height when laying out and cutting dovetails and other joinery. The vise is 24 inches between the screws so I can clamp wide boards. The vise has really good clamping pressure and like all the Benchcrafted hardware I have seen, everything operates smooth and fast. Thanks for watching!

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PanaVise Restoration #1: #380 Base and #303 Standard Head

02-20-2018 11:16 PM by twoblacklabs | 6 comments »

A few months ago, I traveled to Ohio to pickup an Incra LS Positioner off of Craigslist (less than 100 miles). The nice fella took the time to give a tour of his extravagant basement shop. (Wish I had photos to share). A retired engineer, he took great pride in his shop. He also gave me a box of junked Panavises as he didn’t have time to do anything with them. Not one to say no, I took the box with no clue as to what I would do with them. In fact, until he showed me the box, I had never...

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