Drill Press Vise

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Project by John Wainwright posted 02-15-2020 06:51 PM 1380 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made some upgrades to my drill press – T-track table, accessory storage tray, etc. – and I figured I needed to make a drill press vise. So why not make it unnecessarily ornate??

It’s black walnut with flamed hard maple runners, and a spalted maple handle and matching T-Track hold down knobs.

This one’s got a cool trick though – it’s got a quick-release/quick-adjuster. You can screw the handle to tighten/loosen – or just push the button on the top, which drops the locking threads from the screw and you can then just push/pull the handle to quick adjust.

Turned out pretty sweet!

-- What wood John do?

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#1 posted 02-15-2020 08:39 PM

That is beautiful! The quick release is genius. I have made so many quick and dirty things for the shop, I love seeing a work of art instead.

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#2 posted 02-16-2020 12:40 AM

Very good looking! I don’t think I could use it for fear of damage to the looks. Well done.

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#3 posted 02-16-2020 02:39 AM

Excellent job!

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#4 posted 02-17-2020 08:06 AM

That is sweet!

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