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Leg vice

This is one of my newest creations. Less than $10.00.
Since my workbench is on wheels and the rotating casters are on the other end I needed to put a wheel on the leg of the vice. This is not the prettiest bench in the world but it works. I am afraid that a real bench would ruin here in Houston because of the high changes in humidity. The bench right now has a hollow core door as a top, but will soon be change out with a solid core door.
The threads used are 3/4" all thread. I made a floating nut box that sits against the inside of the leg and frame. The All-thread then threads into this to provide tension when the steering wheel is turned.. Works very well. Will work much better when the new top goes on. The whole bench should become more rigid.

-- Tor and Odin are the greatest of gods.

workbench legvice

Looks like a worker and without all the expense of the usual jewelry.
I particularly like the destroyer wheel.

-- The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

Where did the wheel come from?

-- Losing fingers since 1969

Brian, I made it from a piece of left over cherry plywood.

-- Tor and Odin are the greatest of gods.

Nice. The photos are a little grainy. I never would have guessed it was plywood. I’m about to run into a couple of 34 × 90 × 1-3/4 solid core doors getting demoed from a job I’m doing. If you were nearby I’d offer them up to you. I might keep one for myself. Man, those things are heavy. They feel like they’re over 100 lbs.

-- Losing fingers since 1969

Very cool. When I was into building and flying model sailplanes, I worked off of a hollow core door bench for almost 10-years. It took a licking and kept on keepin’ on.

And that $10 vise! Wow!

-- HorizontalMike

Amazing what we can come up with when the need arises.

Beautiful idea. It is a great Vise!

-- CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

The price is right ,great job.

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