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I needed a way to hold boards so that I could saw down the length of them. This vise was the solution.

Pic #1 - The vise mounted in my Unifence fence rail.
Pic #2 - The vise with all of components
Pic #3 - Bolt and handle

The movable jaw was originally destined for a cross-cut sled. The bolt consists of a 3/4" x 1-1/4" x 3" piece of White Oak with a 6" carriage bolt through the center. First I used a 9/16" forstner bit to create 1/4" deep hole to receive the head of the carriage bolt. I then drilled all the way through block with a 1/4" drill bit. From there it was a simple matter of grinding down the head of the carriage bolt alittle and pressing it into the block.The handle is made up of two pieces of White Oak glued together. The main part of the handle is 3/4" x 1-1/4" x 5". The "T" portion is 3/4" x 1-1/4" x 1" (approx.). The main portion of the handle has a 1/8" dado into which the smaller piece is glued. I then used a 7/16" forstner bit to create a 1/4" deep hole int the top of the handle. After this I used a 1/4" drill bit to make a hole that passes all the way through the handle. The final step for the handle was to press a 1/4-20 nut into the 7/16" hole.

Here is a demonstration:

This turned out to be a great solution. Thanks for watching.

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Very cool. I don't have the unifence to attach to but it gave me some ideas for adapting it to my own shop. Thanks!
 

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very smart this video got me thinking of some ideas thank you
 

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Great idea and a beautiful execution. The video was very helpful, Thanks for posting.
 

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ESTUVISTE GENIAL DOUG!!!!!
EL VIDEO ES UNA CLASE MAGISTRAL, Y TU IDEA, TARDE O TEMPRANO, PODRÍA LLEGAR A REVOLUCIONAR, A LA CLÁSICA MOXON VISE ;-)
 

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Doug,
Thanks for the post and for the idea. I have been trying to figure out a way to add a vise to my bench and this has certainly given me some ideas.

CtL
 

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This will uncover my beginner's status, but I would really like it if you did a short video on the details of making the handle you demonstrated here. I know I should be able to figure it out myself, but it would be much better if you broke it down for me (us?). I don't know how to make the wood capture a hex head bolt or hex nut and not strip out over time. Thank you for what you shared.
 

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Love it and I have a unifence as well so I will be adding one to my fence as well!
 

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Very cool idea. Great work on the demo video as well. Thanks for posting it!
 

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A table saw moxon, what a great idea! Nice video, too.
 

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Very good idea, nobuckle. This idea is very practical and adaptable to many vise needs. I will probably incorporate a variation to my workbench. Thanks for sharing.
 

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Interesting idea. Any updates? I would just worry it might be extra wear and tear on my rails but I might give it a try anyway.
 

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Watched some of the video. Your enthusiasm is understandable. I think it's a terrific idea and I can't wait to make one.

For a long time, I hated my Unifence. Because of this and several ideas from other LJ's, that's all changed. Thanks.

Here's a direct link to the video:
 
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