Wooden Vice

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Project by LittleCobra posted 05-10-2016 06:54 PM 4634 views 9 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was admiring the wooden vise made by Busuphostery and thought I would try one myself. For lumber I used a combination of oak, black walnut, and mahogany I had left over. For the handle I used an 18” oak dowel and added foam handlebar ends for the bar retention. The 18” bar allows for better leverage. I also fashioned a 12” handle just because I thought it might come in handy. This is a design of John Heisz, Busupholstery has a link on his posting.
Thanks for looking.
J. Rogers, FL.

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#1 posted 05-10-2016 07:51 PM

One of the things I never beleived it could exist made of wood. Excellent work, not only that it’s functional, I soppose, it’s also good looking with combination of different woods.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 05-10-2016 08:39 PM

A stout vise I like it!

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#3 posted 05-10-2016 11:27 PM

Looks like it will do the job with some left over. Snazy besides..

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#4 posted 05-10-2016 11:47 PM

It’s just so purdy and heavy duty to boot!!!
Nicely done and will be a ball to use for sure.

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#5 posted 05-11-2016 02:54 AM

Excellent. You should post this over on John’s forum.

-- Rick M,

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#6 posted 05-11-2016 05:52 AM

I have thought about making one of these … this one is just too nice!

I want to build one without any metal components and use it as an extra hand for table saw/band saw work with those really small parts.

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#7 posted 05-12-2016 02:57 PM

Looks great! Hope you get many years of service from it. Thanks for sharing ;)

-- "The Noblest Art is that of making others happy." ~ P.T. Barnum

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