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All wood front vise

by GregTP
posted 01-29-2017 01:40 PM

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#1 posted 01-29-2017 02:17 PM

A lot of really old (100+ years) workbenches used wooden screws in their vises and they lasted a long time so it should work just fine.

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#2 posted 01-29-2017 10:39 PM

Sounds like you have a good plan going. I would suggest soaking the threads with CA glue to harden and preserve them.

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#3 posted 02-01-2017 09:25 PM

Greg, I have all wooden vices on my bench … leg, Moxon, and wagon … just try and keep the jaws from racking and they’ll last a long time … had leg vice for 20+ years, the Moxon for maybe 10, and the wagon for about a year.

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#4 posted 02-11-2017 12:42 PM

I didn’t get around to the front vice yet, I started the project with only ten days until my little man’s birthday party so I ran out of time! Overall, the bench turned out great. Its 26” tall, about 40” long and 18” wide. Legs are mortise and tenon pine that are pegged with oak dowels. Laminated pine top with walnut sides and solid cherry end caps. The wagon vise turned out really well with the exception that the wood threading kit I bought has relatively fine threads.

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