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Thread: Minor Upgrade To The Bench

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan

    Minor Upgrade To The Bench

    I have two woodworking vices on "Da Bench", but I did not have a metal working vice in the Dungeon, I used to have one, but the cheap casting broke on it, so it is junk. Well today, I picked up another metal working vice, and mounted it on a piece of plate steel and a large chunk of wood..........

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    ........ works very well!!

    I should have done this a very long time ago.
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    That's a serious vice.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    RETIRED(!) in Austintown, Ohio
    That oughtta serve you well, Stu - as long as you don't try to use it as an anvil...
    Jim D.
    Adapt, Improvise, Overcome!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Alexandria, Virginia
    This is what I need to do Stu.
    May I ask why you used such a large piece of wood? I realize the need to attach the vise to something, but why not to a board attched to a smaller cleat?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada
    Brilliant idea Stu. Once again you have done it. Is that plate not a bit thin.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Between Aledo and Fort Worth, TX
    When I started reading about the metal vise, I thought "No, you didn't mount that on your bench!!!!" And of course, you didn't. Great plan executed again! Jim.
    Last edited by Jim O'Dell; 07-07-2009 at 12:33 AM.
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