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This is my new leg vise with a self locking quick action mechanism that I designed and it is so simple and made from common construction materials .
This idea of this started a couple of years ago and I made an attempt at it but something was missing and when I saw a post by RICK M on the workbench smackdown forum on the farm vise the wheels started turning again .
I analyzed the vise and looked at the comment and thought that if I took my idea and used the triangular beam system I could overcome the shortcomings and also add a quick release mechanism at a very low build cost .
I made a full size drawing of what I wanted to build and the construction went almost flawless as I had used most of the details before .
What amazed me is how well it operates being constructed from inexpensive common construction materials and hardware .
Then yesterday the final item crowned it ,a marquetry panel on the refurbished chop made by SHIPWRIGHT /Paul and it was even more pleasurable to operate .
If there is enough interest I will do a blog with the construction pictures that i took as I went on this .
Watch the video that I posted and I think you will agree and I think ROUBO would have liked this simple modern version of a leg vise .
Comments welcome good or not .
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