Author Topic: An improved leg vise  (Read 5977 times)

0 Members and 2 Guests are viewing this topic.

Offline derekcohen

  • Posts: 566
    • In The Woodshop
An improved leg vise
« on: May 15, 2019, 09:05 AM »
This is an accessory for a leg vise to prevent the chop racking. There are other ways to do this - a deck of playing cards is easier - but I wanted to build it in, and not have to look for an accessory. Your bench may offer the same opportunity.

This is the anti-racking at work ...





How is this done? Alongside the leg is a "depth stop" built from a screw. It can be adjusted for the desired length ...





I designed and built this a few years ago. Rob Lee came to visit, and commented that the design needed extra reinforcement to prevent being bent back. He was correct, and I have now used angle sections to attach it to the leg. Solid as a rock ...



Regards from Perth

Derek
Visit www.inthewoodshop.com for tutorials on joinery, hand tools, and my trials and tribulations with furniture builds.

Festool USA does not pre-approve the contents of this website nor endorse the application or use of any Festool product in any way other than in the manner described in the Festool Instruction Manual. To reduce the risk of serious injury and/or damage to your Festool product, always read, understand and follow all warnings and instructions in your Festool product's Instruction Manual. Although Festool strives for accuracy in the website material, the website may contain inaccuracies. Festool makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the material on this website or about the results to be obtained from using the website. Festool and its affiliates cannot be responsible for improper postings or your reliance on the website's material. Your use of any material contained on this website is entirely at your own risk. The content contained on this site is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute professional advice.


Offline ear3

  • Posts: 4204
Re: An improved leg vise
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2019, 08:20 PM »
Thanks for posting derek. The form factor definitely beats the vise shims! https://www.woodpeck.com/one-time-tools/vise-shims.html
Kapex KS 120 w/UG Cart and Extensions • CXS Set • T 18+3 w/Centrotec Installer's Set • PDC 18/4 • TID 18 • TS 75 • TSC 55 • HKC 55 w/250, 420 and 670 FSK rails • Carvex 420 w/Accessory Kit • Domino 500 Set • Domino 700 XL • OF 2200 w/Base Accessory Kit • OF 1400 • OF 1010 • MFK 700 EQ Set • LR 32 • MFS 400 w/2000, 1000, and 700 extensions • Rotex 90 • Rotex 150 • LS 130 • ETS-EC 150/5 • ETS-EC 150/3 • Pro 5 LTD • RTS 400 • RAS 115.04 • RS 2 • HL 850 • Vecturo OS 400 • AGC 18-115 • CT 26 w/BT module • CT Sys w/Long-Life Bag • CT-VA 20 • MFT/3 • STM 1800

Offline Steened

  • Posts: 2
Re: An improved leg vise
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2021, 09:02 AM »
cool idea and implementation

Offline ChuckM

  • Posts: 2785
Re: An improved leg vise
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2021, 11:29 AM »
Snip. https://www.woodpeck.com/one-time-tools/vise-shims.html

Seriously? Almost $100 US for...something you can make yourself from scraps?

Offline Svar

  • Posts: 2402
Re: An improved leg vise
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2021, 12:37 PM »
That's a lot of gift and credit cards, Chuck [poke]. Woodpeckers gadget looks cheap by comparison.  [big grin]

Offline ChuckM

  • Posts: 2785
Re: An improved leg vise
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2021, 06:22 PM »
That's a lot of gift and credit cards, Chuck [poke]. Woodpeckers gadget looks cheap by comparison.  [big grin]

I almost cried when you reminded me of how much money my family has spent over the years on Starbucks, Tim Hortons, and other woodworking merchant cards (and hotels). :'(

Offline RussellS

  • Posts: 319
Re: An improved leg vise
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2021, 12:01 PM »
Snip. https://www.woodpeck.com/one-time-tools/vise-shims.html

Seriously? Almost $100 US for...something you can make yourself from scraps?

Its very obvious your way too simple and cheap and easy shim system is very defective.  Credit cards have raised numbers on the face.  Few hundreds of an inch tall.  Add all these up in a whole stack of cards, some on the left, some on the right, some forward, some backward, etc., and you could get a stack of cards that is a few hundredths of an inch out of parallel.  Then what would you do?  Your vise would not be parallel!  My Gosh!  You'd have to just turn out the lights, retire to the living room, turn on the TV, open a soda, eat ice cream, and contemplate the meaning of man in the vast universe.

Offline ChuckM

  • Posts: 2785
Re: An improved leg vise
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2021, 12:52 PM »
You're right, don't use credit cards to make the spacers (though in practice, the variations in the stack won't really matter). All my anti-racking spacers (4 or 5 of them) are made of gift cards or merchant cards (hotel access cards, e.g.) which are uniformly flat, unlike credit cards.

My solution is better than the commercial version because each card is thin, allowing for better matching of the workpiece's thickness.
« Last Edit: June 03, 2021, 01:12 PM by ChuckM »