Introduction: Cabinet Maker's Vise Installation
How to turn cabinet maker's vice hardware into a functional bunch vice.
Step 1: Cut Wood
I used scrap 2x6 for the vice jaws.
Step 2: Reinforce
Reinforce under the work bench to support the vice if needed.
Step 3: Drill Bench
Drill holes to accommodate the vice screw and guide bars. Line up the mounting bracket to determine the location of the holes.
Step 4: Drill Jaws
Drill corresponding holes in the jaws.
Step 5: Attach Jaws
Place vice bars and screw through the jaws.
Step 6: Stationary Jaw
Push vice through the bench holes to line the stationary jaw up with the bench and fasten in place.
Step 7: Mounting Brackets
Screw the mounting brackets to the underside of the bench.
Step 8: Sliding Jaw
Fasten the sliding jaw to the vice and add some bench dogs.
Step 9: Handle
Cut a piece of dowel to length or turn a piece of stock.
Step 10: End Caps
Cut end caps for the handle.
Step 11: Drill
Drill a hole to mount over the handle.
Step 12: Sand
Give everything a fine sanding.
Step 13: Attach
Screw end caps to the handle.
Step 14: Finish the Wood
Use a finishing technique on the wood. I like Danish oil and wax.