An improved leg vise

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Derek Cohen (Perth Oz)

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This is an accessory for a leg vise to prevent the chop racking. There are other ways to do this - a deck of playing cards is easier - but I wanted to build it in, and not have to look for an accessory. Your bench may offer the same opportunity.

This is the anti-racking at work ...

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How is this done? Alongside the leg is a "depth stop" built from a screw. It can be adjusted for the desired length ...

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I designed and built this a few years ago. Rob Lee came to visit, and commented that the design needed extra reinforcement to prevent being bent back. He was correct, and I have now used angle sections to attach it to the leg. Solid as a rock ...

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Regards from Perth

Derek
 

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This is an accessory for a leg vise to prevent the chop racking. There are other ways to do this - a deck of playing cards is easier - but I wanted to build it in, and not have to look for an accessory. Your bench may offer the same opportunity.

This is the anti-racking at work ...

3.jpg


2.jpg


How is this done? Alongside the leg is a "depth stop" built from a screw. It can be adjusted for the desired length ...

5.jpg


1.jpg


I designed and built this a few years ago. Rob Lee came to visit, and commented that the design needed extra reinforcement to prevent being bent back. He was correct, and I have now used angle sections to attach it to the leg. Solid as a rock ...

6.jpg


Regards from Perth

Derek
Looks great.

Rob Lee of Lee Valley?

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