How To Make A Homemade Wood Vise?

What wood is used for vise?

You can use plywood, a good grade, or solid wood, even pine, if that’s what you have, to line the jaws of your vise. In this case I’ve chosen sapele, an african hardwood with perfect hardness and compression for this work. I’ve used it before and it’s one of the best. Better than oak and comparable to ash.

What can I use instead of a vise?

Without a vise and hold downs, how could I safely secure my work for handplaning, chiseling, or sawing? The answer: a batten, which will take you 5 minutes to make and turns any flat surface into a work bench.

How do you make a screw with a simple machine?

Activity for the kids to experience this concept: cut a triangle of paper. Mark the “ramp” side of the triangle. Roll the paper up around a pencil, and it becomes a screw. (Note: you could use these papers to make paper beads for a necklace.)

What vise does Paul Sellers use?

Paul has also recommends the Eclipse 9″ Quick Release vise as it is more readily available and seems to hold up well.

How thick should vise jaws be?

Jaw Thickness: We recommend that jaws be at least 1-5/8 inches thick, which allows both secure fastening to the hardware, and room to accommodate dog holes (either square or 3/4 inch round) in the front jaw. Jaw Length: For the small vise, recommended jaw length is 12 to 15 inches.

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What is a post vise used for?

What is exactly the why/use/purpose of a post vise? Good question! A blacksmith’s post vise or “leg vise” is designed to be hammered on, unlike most bench-mounted machinist vises. The long leg transmits the energy from hammer blows all the way from the massive fixed jaw to the floor.

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