Keep vise jaws parallel

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Project by NotaJock posted 03-22-2016 04:54 PM 1646 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Okay, not much wood in this I grant you but it’s a tool for woodworkers.
I saw one of these posted on LJ a while back, forget who, appologies.
The jock cut a slew of leaves out of plasitc to make his.
At the time I wondered if it worked any better than a wedge like I’ve been using for years.
The jury is still out.
When I had to replace a window blind I saw my chance to find out with little work.
If this gadget has a proper name I’d be happy to know it.

-- Mike in SoCal, now East Texas

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#1 posted 03-22-2016 06:34 PM

Woodpeckers recently made this item as part of their OTT (one time tool) runs. They referred to them as vise shims.

Nicely done.

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#2 posted 03-23-2016 01:19 AM

Interesting, I also have to replace some plastic mini blinds nothing like making use of the pieces. Thanks for the tip!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 03-23-2016 04:19 AM

Nice project!!!!!!!! Real Handy, too.


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 03-23-2016 12:00 PM

Nice job.

I have something similar for mine.

One tip: if you not happy with it, I think you may find that using a material of 1/8” or so will be a bit less cumbersome to use.

Also, nice job of making use of materials otherwise being deposed of.

-- Rob - Indianapolis IN - Learning... one mistake at a time...

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#5 posted 03-23-2016 02:36 PM

I love seeing things recycled and/or repurposed. I had not seen this idea before, and I really like it.

-- Ride the bevel!

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#6 posted 03-23-2016 04:27 PM

I saw that same post I guess, I made mine from an old yard stick from the hardware store, cut the stick in 4 ” pieces and bolted them together. Works well and it stays in my tool well when not needed. Good ideas keep coming up time after time.

-- "The pursuit of perfection often yields excellence"

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