Every Woodshop Needs A Machinist S Vise
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A medium size machinist's vise can be quite a handy tool in every shop and at every hobbyist/handyperson's garage or studio.On top of helping us secure hardware and other small metal objects when drilling, sawing and filing, this vise can be very instrumental in providing assistance for shaping wooden objects.
In my classroom, students use machinist's vises (aka Bench vise) to clamp small wooden knives, carved animals and other small to medium size objects.A machinist's vise equipped with wooden, rubber, cork or Homasote liners will arrest and secure the objects even better and will protect the work-pieces from being damaged by the hard steel jaws.
Cutting the liner jaws on the band saw is very easy.By tailor fitting the shape of the liner to match the specific design of the vise and its mechanism, we can ensure that the liner jaws will stay put and not fall off every time we open the vise.
Homasote (a dense pulp board) is a great material to make soft jaws from.I recently made such jaws for a new Yost vise that we purchased on Amazon.After receiving the vise, I disconnected the moving jaw by turning the acme scr*w all the way...