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Help adding vise to Seville (Sam's) tool storage cabinet

by tombwood
posted 02-15-2017 02:28 PM


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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#1 posted 02-15-2017 03:10 PM

Attaching any type of wood holding mechanism to one of those drawer fronts doesn’t seem to me to be a solid solution. Such vises get subjected to all directions of force. Working from the long, back side of the cabinet is also problematic, as any vise screw will interfere with the drawers inside the cabinet. And dogs will to, btw.

Veritas makes an inlay type wagon vise that may work in tops 1 1/2” thick. From there, some pups that hold work? Another jumping off point might be bolting (from the inside) a 2x the length of the backside of the cabinet, to get an apron / stretcher in play for some other solution. If the drawer tops inside allow, maybe a leg vise would be possible?

Just random thoughts.

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tombwood

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#2 posted 02-17-2017 03:40 AM

Hi Smitty, thanks for the pointers and ideas. Makes sense for me to focus instead on making one of the small/portable workbenches that have been posted here on LJ. That would be better than trying to adapt this cabinet into a workbench. Regards, Tombwood

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