Looks great, I think it was a good idea, plus it sounds easy and pretty cost effective at that price. DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ.
Here's a thread that I created a year ago when I was looking to do my own suspension repairs. I bought these fancy aluminum jaws from RaceTech but hardly ever use them since I found the cardboard. Also, you want to mount it in a position with enough room to hold a fork on it without clearance issues. I have the 6" harbor freight vice, but now wish I had gotten one where I can rotate the jaws. That said, also get some large angle aluminum at the local store and make yourself some soft jaws. I have to add the drawers, but that will be in a week or so.Sorry for the delay in getting this done. As an improvement on the design I think I would make slots instead of just drill holes for the press work surface.
The idea that Eremius had may work (cutting slots), but I have to see how much pressure is put on it when I am resizing big brass like .220 Swift. This entry was posted in Projects, Uncategorized and tagged cherry, irwin, machinist, mount, plywood, project, record, vise.
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By clicking 1 Click Bid, you commit to buy this item from the seller if you're the winning bidder. Would you find it handy to have a sturdy space-saving portable workbench you can easily stow away?
Essentially the Mobile Workbench is a portable “saw-horse and vise” style workbench (ideally a Black & Decker Workmate 125) with a removable work surface, fold-up peg board wall to keep your tools handy-but-out-of-the-way, and a drawer to store any tools that you wish to stay with the work bench. Knowing that I’d eventually swap it out for the Workmate, I wanted a way to make a less-than-permanent installation, leading to what’s become an interesting variation in quite a few respects.
For attaching the pegboard wall, I think using the thumb screw and screw-insert trick you see in my video is a good improvement.
I’ve since uploaded a tutorial on How To Make A Tripod Camping Stool to use with your workbench. This entry was posted in All Posts, Camping, Off The Grid and tagged apartment, bench, camper, experiment, project, RV, sawhorse, tools, vise, work surface, workbench by Mobile Rik. Mobile Rik is an avid rockhound, nature-junkie, and off-the-grid experimenter living "the simple life" in my full-time tiny-house on wheels.
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The best thing I did with mine is screw it down to the floor,completely changed the integrity of it. It is nicer than where I load, come to think of it I have not seen the top of my bench in a few years.
Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag. Import charges previously quoted are subject to change if you increase you maximum bid amount. The only thing that really created a detour was my need to come up with a creative way to make the work surface usable with different legs.
Whether you're a hobbyist or a professional craftsman, this bench vise will hold your work piece tight. That would put the press right over top of the leg, I think the end vice can be used in some cool little ways. If you reside in an EU member state besides UK, import VAT on this purchase is not recoverable.
But the biggest change was the “flexible” way I attached the top to the bench, so that you could potentially use it with different sets of legs, if you wanted to upgrade later or just rotate between different workbenches. Once I got it back to the shop, I dreaded drilling holes directly in the bench and permanently mounting it – so I came up with a mount for it so I can clamp it to the work surface without permanently affixing it.
I made oak rails to mate the legs and added 6 adjustable feet to level the whole thing to my saw.
I also made a front apron on it so I can use a leg vise I’m planning for in the very near future. I am leaving them as is for now, and will build a full chest of drawers for each unit when I get time. I also ended up purchasing a set of magnetic soft jaws at Lowe’s made by Bessey (a popular clamp manufacturer), so I can clamp oddly shaped items. It's good and solid compared to the one I saw at other stores for around the same price (much more sturdy with a bigger anvil.) Just clean it up and oil the threads a bit.
It seems like it will improve with use after a bit of cleaning.My main gripe with this vise is that the paint overspray made it unusable without a little work.
I still need to cut the miter slots in the top sheet, and it can be clamped against the saw with the 2 face vises if it moves too much, which it hasn’t yet. I couldn't find a a good quality used vise for less than this, but I didn't spend hours scouring the internet either.
It broke lengthwise along the beam on both sides so the jaw can be physically picked up and removed from the vise.Tightening was done one handed, without the use of a breaker bar or any additional leverage. I put the tool through some hard work but I am surprised that it gave out after less than a year of use. I did not expect the tool to break under the force of tightening a work piece into the jaws. I would have expected the vise to break while hammering a work piece or applying other forces.This vice is only for light home use. Swivel Vise with Anvil:I had bought the same one 15 yrs ago at a better price- But a few continue-ing thieves in Oakdale a nearby town whom were evicted, gang affiliate, vandleism of rental property and non-payment of rent STOLE IT.
Swivel Vise with Anvil:I do alot of handyman type work and mechanics at my home and have always neede a vise.
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