Sometimes when making or fixing something you wish you had something to hold the item. Not just a " 3rd hand"( although those are handy), something more steady.
 I came up with this. Please bear with me as this is my 1st Instructable.
When my friends LCD monitor died I raided it for parts,one being it's stand. It has a wide base, the hinging is stiff and it has some weight.  I figured with a little modding I could make a  small Hobby/Crafting vise. This is the result.
 Bear in mind it is not all the way finished really(just made it about a hour before sharing this.). I plan to flatten out the wood screw heads on 2 sides and flatten out washers on them so I don't have to use a screwdriver to turn them. I didn't do it now because I just made this with what I could scrounge in my room at the moment of inspiration. lol

Step 1: Things you'll need

!)  A stand from a dead monitor.
2) a piece of 1"x1" wood you can cut to length of your choice( I did 6" jaws). you can also bevel a corner if you like.
3) wood screws, two 1" and two 3"
A pen or pencil
Philips screwdriver
Adjustable wrench or a pair of needle nosed pliers
 Dremel with a drill bit or a drill
That's a grand idea.<br><br>When you come to modify the screws, though, I would throw them out completely - screwing them in and out of the wood will eventually enlarge the hole and loosen it.<br><br>Instead, drill right through and replace the screws with long thing bolts with wing-nuts on.<br><br>
Good point!! I'll have to pick some up next time I'm at the hardware store. As with most things, there's always room for improvement. lol<br> Thank you for saying it's grand and the bolts idea. :) :) ^5!
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This is great, I love it. If I end up tearing my monitor apart to give it a new shell I'll keep this in mind.

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