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 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

Picture of 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
Kiteman4 years ago
That's a grand idea.

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.

Instead, drill right through and replace the screws with long thing bolts with wing-nuts on.

Leo4613 (author)  Kiteman4 years ago
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
Thank you for saying it's grand and the bolts idea. :) :) ^5!
Crabby4 years ago
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.