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
Adjustable wrench or a pair of needle nosed pliers
Dremel with a drill bit or a drill