All this is someone else's fault. Well, not really, but it starts with an instructable about a Treadle Lathe referencing the Woodwright's Shop. Not being from the US this was the first I heard about it, and I got a little hooked. Why a little, you ask? Well, with too little time to actually do any "proper" woodwork, but there was one episode that caught my attention. I admit I bought a wood thread cutter specially for making this, but I have plans to use it for other projects as well. Time will tell if I really do.
Anyway, I wanted to make such a vice for various reasons, not the least of which was that it appeared to be simple and easy enough to actually finish the project in a humane fashion.
Step 1: What you need
- a board, roughly 4"/10cm wide, 40"/1m long
- a wooden rod, 1"/25mm in diameter, at least 20"/50cm long
- two pieces of wood for the screw knobs, about 2"x2"/5cmx5cm, at least as long as they are wide
- wood glue
- wood thread cutter, 1" thread
- drill press
- drill bit for centering (1-2mm)
- drill/forstner bit for 21mm holes (20mm will do, too)
- drill/forstner bit for 25mm holes (or slightly larger)
- some means to hold the various buggers down (possibly a vice)