Hi Vise

Hi Vise

inspiration from Eric's Vise, I then trawled around the net a bit and looked at some others.
Usual rambling picture blog here.

Just used whatever bits I had lying around, so it's a bit of a mishmash of woods.
Main body, arms and jaws are ash.
Main screw and garter are willow.
Guide screw, attachment screws & handle rod are birch.
Attachment handles and rod caps are beech with walnut ends. 

It can attach to anything from 3/4 inch thick to 4 1/2 inch (So from an office desk up to a really chunky bench).
The jaws can just be unscrewed and new ones fitted, I've got a flat leather faces set as well for general use and saw sharpening that I seem to have forgotten to take any pics of.

Made with hand tools only as usual, feel free to comment, critique, criticise and ask questions as you like.


Very nicely done!  I've been wanting to make one for myself one of these days


I can hear the "snick...snick...snick" of the plane while browsing the blog photos!

Handy looking unit, like the clamping options for the workpiece and vice!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Nice, Mike! 

May you have the day you deserve!

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

that came out real sweet mike. nice work on all the threading.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Great build, beautifully crafted vise. Job well done 👍👍
your inspiration is not from Nathan that is Erics vice 

GR8 JOB on yours 😍😎👍


commented about 11 hours ago
your inspiration is not from Nathan that is Erics vice 
Oops, fixed
GR8 JOB on yours 😍😎👍
Thanks Tony
Brilliant! Style overkill...I love it. 
As my buddy likes to say, "you made the s$%& out of that thing"
Take care!

Al in WV

Thanks Scrappile

Cheers Bertha, I may have got slightly carried away with the moulding profiles for a vise 😁
I finally got to finish reading the blog. The vice looks great!
I get the impression that you built this rather quickly. How long did it take?

Thanks Steve - about a month, but I don't get a lot of time in the shop and had a couple of other things going on, so it's not as bad as it sounds.

I'd guess probably about 10-15 hours of work all in. I started with a rough sawn 2x4 ash, so that saved a fair bit of time on dimensioning the wood.