TAPERED VICE JAWS FOR VIRTUALLY NO COST

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I am retired and have been for 13 years. Love to fix bikes, golf, play pool, fish, bike ride, tr...

Have you ever tried to put something tapered into your vice only to find that you can't get a secure grip?  I have and it is frustrating, so I designed and made a set of tapered vice jaws from scrap I had lying around the shop.  They work fantastic.

MATERIALS LIST:

2 - PIECES OF 1" ANGLE IRON CUT TO FIT YOUR VICE JAWS
1 - PIECE OF 1X4 WOOD PLANK, CUT TO 1" TO MATCH THE ANGLE IRON
4 - WOOD SCREWS

INSTRUCTIONS:

Start by cutting two piece of angle iron to match the jaws of your vice.  Drill two holes in each piece of angle iron as shown in the photos.  Now cut your piece of 1X1 " wood from corner to corner, leaving about 1/8" in from the edge.  This will produce two tapered wedges. Now you simply screw the wood wedges to the angle iron and you have tapered vice jaws for that frustrating tapered stock.

I have been away for a while and it is nice to be back.  If you have any questions, please send me a message and I will be glad to get back to you.  Thanks for looking and following.

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    bruce5000

    6 years ago on Introduction

    my hobby is i make knife were its thickness varies these will help

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    DoDo729

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Hi, thanks for looking and commenting. Always appreciated.