Bench Vice for Woodworking – Inexpensive and DIY Part 2

In part two we will build the vise we introduced in part one

Cut your board (2×6, 2×8) a little more than the hieght of your bench. Then drill a hole about eight to ten inched from the top. The hole should be a little bigger than your screw (1/2″ Bolt or Threaded rod). A nut should be inserted on the inner side of the bench into which your screw (bolt) will pass. It can be glued in or wedged in. If the nut is placed on the outside of the bench, it will come out during use. Once the screw is installed, move the board to the side (installed position) and mark it for cutting.

Figure 53 (and 54) below shows how the vise is trimmed parallel to the bench leg and attached to the pin board. The pin board can be a 2×4, or other piece of scrap wood. Figure 53 also shows how the pin board is boxed in against the bench let. 3 scrap pieces of wood are used and this “box” simply restricts the movment of the pin board (in and out only). Holes are drilled in the pin board and an old screw driver can be used as the pin, as illustrated in 53.  Figure 54 shows the correct orientation of the vice when the pin (screwdriver) should be installed. If you are confused about the function and use of the pin board, simply build and use the vise and it will become clear. The pin board is to prevent racking of the vise. A handle can be fashioned from scrap wood and epoxied to the screw to tighten or loosen the vice.

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