Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: rifle vise - simple scrap wood project.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    Posts
    11,831

    rifle vise - simple scrap wood project.

    I have been needing a rifle/shotgun vise for some time. Too cheep to buy a fancy ready made one. Located these plans on the 'net: http://zoneballistic.com/colinsballi...riflevise.html
    Indeed, it is a simple project and can be made from scrap wood.
    I made the base from 1/2" plywood, the 2-bye uprights from treated wood I keep in a scrap pile outside the shop door just for occasions like this. The cam handle is oak for strength. I slobbered on some dark walnut stain and let it go at that. The holding parts are covered with soft tanned deer hide.
    I didn't make sides or jar holders as I much prefer to spill stuff all over and lose those very important tiny screws.
    Actually, I'm waiting to find out what holder will work best for my purposes. Muzzle loading old style guns have their own little accutrements not used with modern stuff.Click image for larger version. 

Name:	riflle vise.jpg 
Views:	55 
Size:	120.3 KB 
ID:	66551
    "Folks is funny critters."

    Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. ~Voltaire

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Reno NV
    Posts
    13,360
    Love that cam handle. Simple and effective. That should do the trick Frank!
    Programmer - An organism that turns coffee into software.
    If all your friends are exactly like you, What an un-interesting life it must be.
    "A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of" Ogden Nash


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    North West Indiana
    Posts
    6,098
    I have three or four plans printed out and in the file box in the shop. Just haven't gotten to it yet. Yours looks excellent. That is going to be as handy as a pocket on your shirt!!
    Jon

    God and family, the rest is icing on the cake. I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place!

    Host of the 2015 FAMILY WOODWORKING GATHERING

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Posts
    13,442
    Great and handy looking vise Frank. I will be "borrowing" that design myself.
    Darren

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Billings Missouri near Springfield Mo
    Posts
    4,552
    Now that's cool Frank
    A Turn N Time
    Components for John Smith Organs and the Hobby Organ Builder

    Frog Pond Guitars


    Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    ABQ NM
    Posts
    30,014
    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Love that cam handle. Simple and effective. That should do the trick Frank!
    Ditto this. Great job!
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

    workingwoods.com

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Posts
    10,604
    Looks darn good Frank
    Faith, Hope & Charity

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    Posts
    11,831
    Thanks all. I like it so much I plan to build another one. But, next time, it will be made with all quality wood, probably oak, and have a few extra touches for function and looks.
    "Folks is funny critters."

    Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. ~Voltaire

Similar Threads

  1. Need a simple project
    By John Moore in forum General Woodworking Q&A
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 02-27-2013, 06:43 PM
  2. SnackPin Scrap Wood Project
    By Ted Calver in forum Lathe Project Showcase
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 01-25-2013, 03:53 PM
  3. Need simple project idea for Boy Scout woodworking merit badge project
    By Jerry Ingraham in forum General Woodworking Q&A
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 02-04-2012, 07:52 PM
  4. some simple flat work outa scrap
    By larry merlau in forum Flatwork Project Showcase
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 12-18-2011, 03:19 PM
  5. Best Use of Scrap Wood - Voting
    By KaLea Thoits in forum Giveaways, Contests, and Swaps
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 03-07-2009, 02:10 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •