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My vise has jaws that were designed for holding flat material, not round pipe. The adapters I made hold the pipe more securely and without damaging th...
We love plastics for what they do for us, but plastic manufacture and decay tend to pollute the environment and negatively affect our health. Vinyl C...
I used a piece of paper to substitute for the PVC while I visualized how big a piece of plastic I needed. The height of a stack of four CD's was abou...
The plastic will be heat formed directly over the vise, with a piece of pipe in place to assure a pipe of that diameter will fit in it later. In orde...
If you ever need to cut a piece of pipe nice and square, wrap a piece of paper around the pipe and use the edge of the paper as a guide for marking th...
After getting the material soft and pliable, force it into position in the vise jaws. Fold over what protrudes from the top and hold it down until it...
Heat the tabs with a propane torch and bend them over the jaws. I did them one at a time, heating them away from the vise and then putting the adapte...
I hang my adapters on nails near the vise for easy access when I need them. Hanging things is a good way to keep things organized and visible.
I have adapters for all the common pipe diameters I work with.
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Posted:Aug 19, 2009
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