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In 2016 I bought a pattern makers vise and wasn’t alwas happy that my stuff was clamped between the metal jaws. For that reason I have made some extension jaws and the pictures below tells the further story. On the last pictures you can see why this contribution is called recycling.






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#1 posted 01-25-2019 06:36 PM

Lovely vise. The jaw inserts look like a great addition.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 01-25-2019 06:38 PM

vlever idea,buddy

-- bambi

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#3 posted 01-25-2019 07:12 PM

fantastic idea!

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#4 posted 01-25-2019 07:16 PM

great innovating,you turned a simple vise into a multi purpose tool,but how do you keep your pants up dutchey-lol.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#5 posted 01-25-2019 07:18 PM

Nice improvements, Dutchy! I like extra jaws and fixtures.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#6 posted 01-25-2019 07:19 PM

Looks like you covered it all except for the undies! Pull your pants up and get a new belt! :) LOL! just kidding! Nice work on the vise!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#7 posted 01-25-2019 09:00 PM

Looks like it will do what you want!

Old adage “Run what ya Brung” fits here to. Good use of available materials.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#8 posted 01-26-2019 04:15 AM

Great ideas… and awesome photos with details of all the features.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#9 posted 01-26-2019 05:39 AM

pretty fancy, well done.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#10 posted 01-26-2019 11:13 AM

You’ve certainly done a top engineering job on the “soft jaws” Jan…..

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#11 posted 01-26-2019 11:47 AM

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#12 posted 01-26-2019 12:08 PM

Added to favorites because I like the idea of the holes in the top of the vise for the cams. I believe I’ll be doing something like that to my existing vise soon.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#13 posted 01-26-2019 12:20 PM

Good work and clear guide will not stop and continue. Good luck!

-- WoodWork ideas for you

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#14 posted 01-26-2019 12:31 PM

A really great vise Jan made even better with some innovative thinking on your part! Not a small thing considering what a technical marvel those pattern making vises are.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 01-26-2019 12:35 PM

Thanks Dave and Mike.


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