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Project by mel52 posted 09-23-2019 11:26 PM 1102 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had this old vise laying around, decided to clean it up and put it on a portable type mount. I used scrap 2 X 6 lumber and cut everything to a usable size. Mounted the bottom part into a big Dado cut and used Titebond III and five 5/8 hardwood dowels to make it even stronger. Built this so it could be clamped just about anywhere I needed it. Sanded, slightly rounded all edges and finished with a coat of BLO.

-- MEL, Kansas





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pottz

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#1 posted 09-23-2019 11:35 PM

great idea i did something similar because i hated to mount it to bench where it might be in the way.

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

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recycle1943

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#2 posted 09-24-2019 12:44 AM

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you,
I can’t count the times I’ve tried to clamp my vise and use it. Problem solved !

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 09-24-2019 12:44 AM

Now that tool can be used anywhere you need it for HD holding…...........Cheers,Jim

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

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ChicksWithTools

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#4 posted 09-24-2019 01:10 AM

I need to do that too

-- Courageous convictions will drag the dream into existence. - Rush, Vital Signs

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therealSteveN

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#5 posted 09-24-2019 03:46 AM

It’s the only smart outcome for a machinists vise, in a woodworking shop. When ya need it ya need it, clamp it into your bench vise. When not shove it under the bench, out of the way.

That may be the prettiest vise I have ever seen.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 09-24-2019 04:15 AM

Good idea!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php

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mel52

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#7 posted 09-24-2019 04:24 AM

Thanks everyone for the comments so far.( therealSteveN ) – I grabbed a spray can of what I thought was a silver gray, cap was missing, turned out to be chrome. At least it won’t be hard to find. I may have to use sunglasses out in the sun, or take a chance on going blind from the brightness. LOL. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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swirt

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#8 posted 09-24-2019 12:37 PM

A nice solution and a great vise vise.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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therealSteveN

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#9 posted 09-24-2019 02:29 PM



Thanks everyone for the comments so far.( therealSteveN ) – I grabbed a spray can of what I thought was a silver gray, cap was missing, turned out to be chrome. At least it won t be hard to find. I may have to use sunglasses out in the sun, or take a chance on going blind from the brightness. LOL. Mel

- mel52

That made me chuckle, thanks for that. I can see you wearing sunglasses in the shop.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Peteybadboy

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#10 posted 09-24-2019 07:23 PM

I also need to do this, or sell my vise

-- Petey

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Cliff

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#11 posted 09-25-2019 03:48 AM

Mike, that is a great idea. Well done!!!!

Cliff.,

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#12 posted 09-25-2019 03:55 AM

Cheeze mel52... That is one helluva a great idea.

HOWEVER, If you only have one vise, do you need to go out and buy another one just so you can then fit this one…
Yep, spent a few shekels on the 2nd. vise…
DOH! which one should I mount first? Now I need to buy some dice to decide?
I now need a box to spin the dice. Dice don’t spin so I need a roulette wheel.
And it goes on and on.

What came first?... the chicken, the egg or the joke?

Still a bloody great idea for all the multi-vise populous! out there

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Underdog

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#13 posted 09-25-2019 11:02 AM

Love this idea. I should do the same for one of the four I have….

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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Ivan

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#14 posted 09-25-2019 04:55 PM

Portable, mobile…great idea!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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woodworkfkdn

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#15 posted 10-03-2019 07:59 PM

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