This adjustable vice for holding printed circuit boards while soldering is built around a discarded car rear view mirror and other readily available material.
Step 1: BASIC PARTS
A discarded Maruthi Suzuki Van rear view mirror provides a ready made ball and socket joint and an additional semi-circular degree of freedom for the PCB vice. The old mirror is removed by placing the whole assembly in boiling water, the plastic expands and the old mirror comes out smoothly. The flat surface originally seating the mirror forms a perfect base for the PCB vice. An Aluminum tower bolt used for fastening doors forms the second major component.