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Making a Wooden Vise (or wooden screw thread)

You can buy the vise screw pre-made if it's going to save you a lot of headache, but you can also make a screw of a custom size, in hardwood, by making your own tap and die. The DIY tap and dies work ...
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Is there another name for these heavy duty cam-style clamps?

Another name for cam-style clamps is eccentric clamp, named after the eccentric circle principal that it uses -- the rod goes through the black plastic cams closer to one end than the other, so when ...
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Using an engineer's vice for woodwork

Yes. You can use anything that will hold wood to hold wood. Over the centuries this has meant just pushing the wood against a nail or other projection from a bench or beam that you're working on (a ...
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Making a Wooden Vise (or wooden screw thread)

I would recommend buying the vise screw only because they offer a larger diameter screw. The larger screw means beefier threads and more bearing surface resulting in more clamping force available or ...
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Looking for a type of vise that would fit on a cnc table

There are a variety of options out there similar to what you are describing. These are the first two that come to mind: Rockler Hold Down Clamp Bessey Hold Down
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Vise Alignment/Mounting

It's perfectly ok to have the vise mounted lower than the benchtop for exactly the reason of flattening the benchtop later. Also, it is common to drill or cut dog holes into the benchtop in-line with ...
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Gluing up using bench vise

This is not generally done, although I'm sure I have seen the vice being used for glueing up certain jobs, mostly between the jaws, I can't remember the sources. One passing reference to this the ...
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Best way to mount bench vise for my particular bench?

Where you have your vice placed for the photos is pretty much exactly where I'd mount it, in addition to the front-back placement being ideal it appears to be nearly directly over a leg which gives ...
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Face vise position in restricted space

Remember a workbench doesn't need a vice at all and start from there :-) Because of the nearly universal mounting of vices to Western workbenches it is hard to think outside the box but spend some ...
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Making a Wooden Vise (or wooden screw thread)

Dieter Schmid sells wooden threading tools of larger diameters, but the 2 1/2" set will set you back about $1350. So, if your goal is to build a workbench, Lake Erie is probably a better deal. You ...
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Is there another name for these heavy duty cam-style clamps?

Lee Valley and Rockler both sell cam levers that can apply a surprising amount of force over a short range, and these could easily be used to bear down on a clamping bar to create much the same kind ...
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Looking for a type of vise that would fit on a cnc table

The obvious thought would be to clamp a clamp to the table -- perhaps a small wooden handscrew clamp, or something homebrewed from threaded rod or from bolts and threaded inserts. Presumably you ...
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Vise chop thickness?

Because of cost, I'll probably have to laminate 2 pieces of wood together to form the chop, rather than using a single thick piece. This can be stronger and more stable than one solid piece so it's ...
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Help me fix mistake -- twin screw vise spacing runs screws into table legs

Not sure there's an ideal solution here so you might have to bite the bullet and accept the best fix from a list where none are very satisfying). Somehow adding 4.5" of extra wood onto the end of ...
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Vise chop thickness?

As you tighten the vise your dog will place all the pressure from tightening the vise on the outerlayer of wood in the chop. I would recommend at least one inch of hardwood onm the outside face of ...
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