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What should I do with my old homemade wooden vise? Answered

A couple months ago I built my homemade Drill-Press vise.  About a month ago I built a different wooden vise,  which is pretty better at everything...

It did take me a ton of time to build it, and I also wasted (Yes... WASTED!) dozens of hours making the Instructable, but I don't have a use for it, and don't have a place to store the vise.

Do you an idea for what to do with it? I'm looking for something creative to do with it. What would you do with it? I feel bad throwing it away,  but I really don't have a use for it...

If I won't find a use, I'll just save the really good plywood from the jaws.  The base does look good,  but I'll throw it away since I'm have a sensitivity to pine, and it makes me sneeze...

Here are two pictures of it. More pictures here



3 years ago

Just looking for something creative to do with it...


3 years ago

Pinch a flower vase (rectangular) between the jaws and put flowers in it.

Tighten it round the rafters of your workshop and forget it.

Turn it upside down fix the moving jaw to the bench and use it as a moving table. With a small addition you could have an x,y table.


Answer 3 years ago

I don't have a flower vase or a "workshop".

Interesting... Back when I built it planned to attach drawer slides to the bottom and use it as a CNC vise with the Drill-Press that I didn't even have. Now that I have a Drill-Press, this vise is way too big, and I've heard that Drills aren't meant to be used with force from the side, because it ruins the bushings.

I am planning on building a CNC machine in the near future, but I won't need this vise.