Mini High Vise

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After seeing Eric's high vise, I thought it was a great idea, so made a mini version.
The extended chop just sits in a normal face vice so it's quick to move.

Mostly planning on using it for small pieces, tool handles and the like.

Made with hand tools only - no metal in the build, although I may add a washer to the main vice to stop wear.
Made from whatever scraps I had lying around, so it's a bit of a mix of woods -construction lumber for the body, birch for the main screw, oak for the guide screw, willow for the bolts, beech for the chops and walnut for the garter and accents.

Usual picture blog of the build here.

16 Comments

Well done Mike and it fits the bill. They are great to have in the shop to hold the smaller pieces requiring work.

Main Street to the Mountains

wow all these vises are really nice and what a GR8  addition to shop GR8 JOB 😍😎👍

*TONY ** Reinholds* ALWAYS REMEMBER TO HAVE FUN

.... OOPS... tad too many vinos.

Cheap and woodwortking in the same sentenc is an oxymoron!

Nicely done, Mike! Should be a handy addition to the shop.

May you have the day you deserve!

Nice build! I enjoyed the blog as well.
Yes, Mike, good blog. and doing it all with hand tools is wonderful. I try for that, but then it's easy when you have the equipment and room.

Main Street to the Mountains

Nice! I didn't have a time to read the blog part but sure I will:)

No name noobie here

Pretty sure I'd use power tools to dimension lumber if I had them Eric.

Thanks YRTi.
Very nice vice Mike, brings detail work up to a comfortable height.
Thanks Tom, yeah, I'm liking it so far - Easier to adjust when clamped in the vise than the parallel clamp i normally use.
Nice little vise. How does that balancing screw on the bottom get turned??

Cheers, Jim ........................ Variety is the spice of life...............Learn something new every day

Generally with my thumb, turn the handle to about the right width, spin the bottom nut, then tighten with the handle.