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How to make a vise handle as a one-piece turning.
AMERICAN WOODTURNER Jun 1991 (v.6#2) pg. 28

T-shaped base lets a machinist's vise be temporarily mounted in a woodworking vise.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #12 Jan-Feb 1990 pg. 10

Woodworking vises. A review of wooden-jaw bench vise (front face, end, shoulder, tail, and leg), metal-jaw vise, and patternmaker's vise.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #26 May-Jun 1992 pg. 54

Reinforce a shoulder vise support arm with a threaded rod that goes clear through the workbench top.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #27 Jul-Aug 1992 pg. 8

Wooden quick-release vise features a slide box mounted beneath a workbench top. Stem, head and screw assembly moves in and out of a square channel in the side box. Magnets power the quick-release mechanism.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #66 Jun 1998 pg. 62

Tool test of metal jaw and wood jaw workbench vises. Includes tips on overcoming the "racking" problem.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #82 Oct 2000 pg. 88

Holding vise (third hand) for circuit boards is made from wood and a spring clothespin.
AUDIO AMATEUR 1/1986 [Feb 1986] (v.17#1) pg. 38

Choosing the best vise for the job. Looks at the Black & Decker "Workmate", machinist's vise, woodworker's vise, front vise, shoulder vise, tail vise, and speciality vises.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1988 (v.11#10) pg. 46
Correction CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1988 (v.12#2) pg. 6

A shop-built vise designed for holding extra-wide stock. Ideal when end planing or dovetailing a board up to 15" wide. Built of wood and threaded rod.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1994 (v.17#4) pg. 12

Mounting for a portable vise fits into a square receptacle-type trailer hitch.
DIRT RIDER #86 Jan 1990 pg. 25

Tip: How to keep the movable jaw on a vise from being opened too far.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #206 Feb 1980 (v.30#2) pg. 108

Tip: How to get rid of the delay in jaw movement when you start to open a vise from the closed position.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #212 Oct 1980 (v.30#8) pg. 124

Using tools. Selecting a vise.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #243 Nov 1983 (v.33#9) pg. 8

Tip: Attach a hardwood strip to your portable tool box. Use it for attaching a small, portable vise.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #276 Feb 1987 (v.37#2) pg. 88

Make a small vise portable by attaching it to a piece of 2x12.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #287 Mar 1988 (v.38#3) pg. 89

Tip on renewing worn teeth on pliers, vise jaws, pipe wrench, etc.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #290 Jul-Aug 1988 (v.38#6) pg. 96

Tip suggests mounting a machinist's vise on a T-shaped base which can be held in a woodworking vise.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #338 May 1993 (v.43#5) pg. 26

Tip shows how hold a piece of chrome-plated pipe in a vise without marring the finish.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #342 Oct 1993 (v.43#9) pg. 46

Store a vise underneath a workbench when not in use using this cleat and slide arrangement.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #362 Oct 1995 (v.45#9) pg. 89

Cheap but good wood vise uses "jam cleats" to hold a board securely on edge.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #397 Apr 1999 (v.49#4) pg. 27

Tip: A handscrew clamp fastened to a sawhorse with a C-clamp serves as a portable vise.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #6 Dec 1981-Jan 1982 pg. 8

Attach a leg vise to your workbench. Uses a pipe clamp instead of a standard bench screw to provide quick adjustment and variable jaw capacity.
FINE WOODWORKING #11 Summer 1978 pg. 16
Correction FINE WOODWORKING #12 Sep 1978 pg. 8

Make a wooden vise with metal screw and metal guide rods for strength.
FINE WOODWORKING #24 Sep-Oct 1980 pg. 69

Wooden auxiliary vise for a European-style workbench. Clamps into bench vise and is used to hold small or thin objects.
FINE WOODWORKING #25 Nov-Dec 1980 pg. 21

Inexpensive workbench uses two pipe clamps set into the bench top to form the adjustable vise for long pieces being worked on.
FINE WOODWORKING #26 Jan-Feb 1981 pg. 24

Horizontal vise installed on a workbench is better for holding some type of work than bench dogs because it exerts downward pressure against the bench.
FINE WOODWORKING #28 May-Jun 1981 pg. 18
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #38 Jan-Feb 1983 pg. 12

Wooden vise uses hand-cut wooden threads and nuts. Some tips on construction.
FINE WOODWORKING #28 May-Jun 1981 pg. 85

Improved jaw-opening adjustment foot for a leg vise.
FINE WOODWORKING #29 Jul-Aug 1981 pg. 10

Homemade bench vise made from two 24" lengths of 4x4 hardwood, 1" threaded rod and matching nuts and washers.
FINE WOODWORKING #37 Nov-Dec 1982 pg. 24
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #49 Nov-Dec 1984 pg. 10

Tip: Use a half-section of pipe to clamp odd-shaped work pieces in a vise.
FINE WOODWORKING #50 Jan-Feb 1985 pg. 12

Bench vise is made from a pipe-clamp head attached to a pipe nipple and pipe flange.
FINE WOODWORKING #71 Jul-Aug 1988 pg. 10

Detachable vise pads convert a machinist's vise for woodworking.
FINE WOODWORKING #74 Jan-Feb 1989 pg. 10

Woodworking vise is made completely of wood, including the 45-degree vise ways and the screw mechanism.
FINE WOODWORKING #81 Mar-Apr 1990 pg. 18

Make a temporary bench vise from two handscrews.
FINE WOODWORKING #88 May-Jun 1991 pg. 18

Tip on mounting a small engineering vise (with a pivoting base) to extend the clamping range of the vise-in-a-vise concept.
FINE WOODWORKING #95 Jul-Aug 1992 pg. 12

Diagram illustrates the construction and reinforcement of a dog-leg shoulder vise found on the European-style workbench.
FINE WOODWORKING #96 Sep-Oct 1992 pg. 22

Foot-operated vise is made from a sash cord and two strips of wood. Serves as a third hand to hold a long board against the bench top while cutting.
FINE WOODWORKING #100 May-Jun 1993 pg. 18

Tip on using two large handscrews as a temporary woodworking vise.
FINE WOODWORKING #106 May-Jun 1994 pg. 26

Miniature vise (jeweler's vise) is made from a strap hinge, machine screw, wing nut, spring and two leather pads.
FINE WOODWORKING #109 Nov-Dec 1994 pg. 27

Horizontal vise is made from a Record joiner's clamp attached to an oak base.
FINE WOODWORKING #110 Jan-Feb 1995 pg. 16

Patternmaker's vises. The most versatile work-holding device ever bolted to a workbench. What is available and tips on their use.
FINE WOODWORKING #113 Jul-Aug 1995 pg. 78

An inexpensive substitute for a left-handed workbench vise is made from a pipe-clamp fixture and a 12" length of pipe attached to the bench with a pipe flange.
FINE WOODWORKING #125 Jul-Aug 1997 pg. 26

Technique for using one handscrew and the workbench end vise to clamp a long board for handplaning.
FINE WOODWORKING #130 May-Jun 1998 pg. 14

Rules of thumb. Tips on using woodworking vises to best advantage.
FINE WOODWORKING #133 Nov-Dec 1998 pg. 106

Convert a vise with removable jaw faces into a rock cleaver to split rocks and gemstones.
GEMS & MINERALS #486 Apr 1978 pg. 59

Wooden jaw pads for a vise are held in place with strips of "Velcro".
HOME MECHANIX #687 Jul 1985 (v.81) pg. 28

Tip shows how to make a vise more responsive to small movements of the handle by stretching a screen-door spring around the base and the rear corners of the sliding member.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1978 (v.3#4) pg. 31

A handy device for modeling rings. A photographers ball-and-socket head is converted into a jewelry maker's vise. Ideal for holding wax models being prepared for casting. Can be adapted to many other hobbies requiring frequent repositioning of the work piece.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #577 Dec 1985 pg. 26

Money-saving tools jewelers can make. (1) File block. (2) Machinist's vise.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #579 Feb 1986 pg. 40

Four minor vises you can make yourself. Use for gripping thin material, squeezing two thicknesses of 3/4" plywood, slender round work and holding edge-glued boards.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #446 Jul 1965 (v.61) pg. 88

Tips on selecting and using the various vises available.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #457 Jun 1966 (v.62) pg. 88

All about vises. Woodworker, machinist and specialty vises described and features to look for in judging quality explained.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #513 Feb 1971 (v.67) pg. 112

Sketch of a bench-mounted vise especially suited for wood. Built from hardwood and uses a metal vise screw.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #553 Jun 1974 (v.70) pg. 114

Mounting a vise to the bumper of a truck or camper provides a useful portable tool.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #579 Aug 1976 (v.72) pg. 52

Homemade vise built entirely of wood uses movable wedges (instead of a steel screw) to "tighten" the vise.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #70 Jul-Aug 1981 pg. 157

Model makers vise is designed to hold small parts. Simple vise is made from 2 nut plates, a machine screw, and some miscellaneous wood and metal items.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Aug 1977 (v.8#3) pg. 29

Diagram and dimensions for a wooden bench vise with a 12" wide jaw.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Spring-Summer 1978 (v.9#2) pg. 4

Woodworker's vise constructed out of scrap wood and a metal press screw. Vise face measures 2"x5". Throat opening is about 5".
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Summer-Fall 1980 (v.11#2) pg. 40

Base adapts lathe chuck for use as vise.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1963 (v.120#5) pg. 197

Auxiliary jaws for special jobs using a vise.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1964 (v.122#2) pg. 149

Fully adjustable fixture for holding small work to be soldered, brazed or welded.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1966 (v.125#1) pg. 181

Quick-set power hacksaw vise adjusts to various angle settings.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1966 (v.125#5) pg. 172

Vise made from a monkey wrench.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1968 (v.129#2) pg. 174

Special clamp for attaching a drill press vise on a T-slotted table without interfering with the work in the vise jaws.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1968 (v.130#5) pg. 168

Multipurpose work holder is made from a pair of cam-locking pliers mounted on a photographic ball-and-socket swivel which is mounted on a wood base.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1972 (v.137#1) pg. 98

Use pipe bar clamp as vise by means of pipe flange attached to workbench.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1972 (v.137#2) pg. 149

Adjustable fence for drill press can also be used on band saw. Fence is removable to accommodate a machinist's vise holder for use when cutting or drilling metal. The vise holder can also straddle the fence of a radial arm saw.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1973 (v.139#3) pg. 150

Tip to keep jaws of vise from turning to one side when clamping short pieces.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1976 (v.145#6) pg. 146

Bench top vise. A pair of pipe clamps, some wood and hardware, make a large parallel-jaw clamp (30" long) capable of holding molding, long boards, panels, etc. securely. Est. cost: $20.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1977 (v.147#2) pg. 60

Add a pair of pivoting wooden faceplates to an existing metal vise. This will make it easier to trim waste wood from dovetail joints and other "against the grain" trimming jobs.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1978 (v.149#4) pg. 130

Add an end vise to your workbench. Est. cost: $6.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1979 (v.151#5) pg. 40

Make a longer handle for your vise to increase the pressure on the jaws.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1981 (v.155#5) pg. 51

Welding vise for arc-welding projects.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1981 (v.156#4) pg. 37

Add a "brake" to the handle of your bench vise so that the sliding handle will stay put.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1984 (v.161#7) pg. 49

Tips on selecting the shop vise which you need.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1965 (v.186#1) pg. 152

Build a turntable vise.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1970 (v.197#4) pg. 122

Rejuvenate an old vise by putting on a set of new steel jaw liners.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1971 (v.198#3) pg. 136

Tips shows how to use a pipe clamp as a long vise for holding material upright on your bench.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1972 (v.201#2) pg. 126

Vises that grip your work better. Craftsmanship and safety can be improved with a quality vise. A look at what is available.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1980 (v.216#4) pg. 91

Model builder's hand vise. Build a small, all-metal machinist-style vise. Use the vise to clamp and hold small objects securely in your hand while cutting, filing, etc.
PROJECTS IN METAL Oct 1988 (v.1#5) pg. 22

Build a drill press vise.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS May 1965 (v.36#5) pg. 80

Description of the various styles of vises which are available and advice on selecting the correct vise for your needs.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Spring 1980 pg. 14

Shop-made vise for longer pieces is made from 2x6 stock and tightened using wing nuts and threaded rods.
SHOPNOTES #3 May 1992 (v.1) pg. 27

Shop-made vise for a workbench combines a massive wood face and a double row of dog holes to provide two separate clamping options. Both front vise and end vise versions are described.
SHOPNOTES #7 Jan 1993 (v.2) pg. 23

Simple pipe clamp arrangement serves the role of a bench vise for long work pieces.
SHOPNOTES #10 Jul 1993 (v.2) pg. 28

Alternative edge vise is improvised from two handscrews and two short bar clamps.
SHOPNOTES #12 Nov 1993 (v.2) pg. 28

T-shaped platform allows machinists' vise to be mounted in a woodworking vise.
SHOPNOTES #29 Sep 1996 (v.5) pg. 28

Extra bench vise consists of two pieces of slotted plywood (one attached to the workbench) and two adjustable bar clamps (to provide the clamping power).
SHOPNOTES #39 May 1998 (v.7) pg. 4

Tip on equipping a portable vise to fit a receptor-type trailer hitch.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #188 Mar 1992 (v.16#8) pg. 26

Quick-clamp end vise and a woodworker's vise for a workbench. The clamping mechanism consists of a pipe clamp fixture which combines quick-release adjustment, large capacity and low-cost.
WOOD MAGAZINE #3 Jan-Feb 1985 (v.2#1) pg. 88
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #7 Oct 1985 (v.2#5) pg. 12

Woodworking vises. Tips on selecting this "must-have" shop tool. A user test of quick-mounting units.
WOOD MAGAZINE #37 Sep 1990 (v.7#5) pg. 42

Add an end vise to a workbench using a pair of pipe clamps and a laminated movable jaw.
WOOD MAGAZINE #51 Apr 1992 (v.9#3) pg. 20

Equipping a mechanic's bench vise with a wooden base that clamps into your woodworking vise for use when needed.
WOOD MAGAZINE #69 Apr 1994 (v.11#3) pg. 19

Tip on attaching two handscrew clamps to a workbench for use as a bench vise.
WOOD MAGAZINE #93 Dec 1996 (v.13#9) pg. 16

Tip on converting an engineering vise to a workholder by welding perforated steel plates to the top of jaws. Movable pegs inserted in the holes can facilitate clamping a variety of shapes.
WOODCARVING #40 Mar-Apr 1998 pg. 64

Singlehanded boatbuilding. An illustrated guide to (1) moving heavy timbers, (2) using handscrews to form an all-purpose vise, and (3) bending and clamping frames.
WOODENBOAT #99 Mar-Apr 1991 pg. 94

Tip: A simple jig for a vise securely holds a work piece while cutting (or squaring the corners) of a mortise.
WOODSMITH #29 Sep-Oct 1983 pg. 3

Simple clamp fixture to hold a wide board upright in a woodworking vise.
WOODSMITH #35 Sep-Oct 1984 pg. 3

Tip: Attach a machinist's vise to a piece of plywood with a 2x4 "keel". Clamp the keel into your woodworking vise when you need to use the metalworking vise.
WOODSMITH #51 Jun 1987 pg. 3

Shop-made bench edge vise clamps for use with your woodworking bench.
WOODSMITH #54 Dec 1987 pg. 3

Tip on holding a heavy bench vise while you mark the holes and attach it to the bottom of a workbench.
WOODSMITH #76 Aug 1991 pg. 4

Handle for a woodworking vise is made from a large dowel and two wooden balls.
WOODSMITH #87 Jun 1993 (v.15) pg. 4

Inexpensive end vise is made from half of a pipe clamp attached to a threaded flange (which is attached to the end of the workbench).
WOODSMITH #102 Dec 1995 (v.17) pg. 4

How to attach a small woodworking vise to the extension wing of a table saw.
WOODSMITH #124 Aug 1999 (v.21) pg. 4

Tip on a lubricant for bench vises that leaves a dry film that does not attract dirt or dust.
WOODWORK #40 Aug 1996 pg. 6

A folding wedge vise is used to hold small wooden pieces when boring out large amounts of material. The vise is made of wood and may be hand-held or clamped in another vise.
WOODWORKER #1016 Jul 1978 (v.82) pg. 5 (312+)

Cramping style. Part 7. Suggestions for workholding devices. (1) Board planing grip. (2) Edge-planing grip. (3) Parallel leg vise. (4) Instant framing cramp.
WOODWORKER #1085 Apr 1984 (v.88) pg. 248

Dovetail vise eliminates those unpleasant vibrations when hand cutting dovetails on wide boards.
WOODWORKER Jul 1989 (v.93#7) pg. 639

Shop built tail vise for a workbench is designed to be used with bench dogs.
WOODWORKER Jul 1989 (v.93#7) pg. 649
Correction WOODWORKER Aug 1989 (v.93#8) pg. 740

Tip on alternative placement of workbench vises.
WOODWORKER Jul 1990 (v.94#7) pg. 644

Handling small components. Auxiliary vise or clamp for holding small parts while sawing, drilling, etc.
WOODWORKER Dec 1990 (v.94#12) pg. 1247

Octagonal wooden base for an engineer's vise allows for a variety of clamping positions in a woodworking vise.
WOODWORKER Jul 1991 (v.95#7) pg. 751

Selecting and installing a woodworking vise for a workbench. Includes several jigs to improve the versatility of the vise.
WOODWORKER Dec 1991 (v.95#12) pg. 1306

Veneer vise securely grips a thin piece of wood when planing the edge.
WOODWORKER Jul 1992 (v.96#7) pg. 80

Modifying a wedge vise to accept wider work pieces.
WOODWORKER Aug 1992 (v.96#8) pg. 54

Making a sturdy end vise for a traditional-style workbench.
WOODWORKER Sep 1992 (v.96#9) pg. 68

Development of the woodworking vise. Looks at various style vises, including the shave horse, leg vise, and parallel action vise.
WOODWORKER Jan 1994 (v.98#1) pg. 80

Give a small revolving vise even more flexibility by attaching to a post equipped with a knuckle joint.
WOODWORKER Sep 1994 (v.98#9) pg. 84

Make a "holdfast" from standard pipe fittings. Use it to hold work securely to the top of a workbench.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1984 (v.8#1) pg. 62

L-shaped plywood bracket is used to temporarily secure a metalworking vise to a woodworking bench.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1990 (v.14#1) pg. 58

Tip on using a wrapping of tape to cushion the handle on a machinist's vise and prevent finger pinching.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1994 (v.18#1) pg. 10

The design and components of a woodworker's bench. Part 1. The bench vise. Two patternmaker's vises, three basic models of the conventional woodworker's vise and a Veritas twin-screw vise are reviewed.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1997 (v.21#5) pg. 76

Two boards and two bar clamps form an extra vise for a workbench.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1998 (v.22#4) pg. 8

Woodworkers magnetic drill press vise. Construct a vise for your woodworking drill press mostly from wood. Strong magnets in the base keep it from slipping on the table.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1998 (v.22#5) pg. 30, Insert

Advice on selecting and using a workbench and the associated vises.
WOODWORKING TODAY #29 Mar 1992 pg. 42

Build your own woodworker's vise (tail vise).
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1965 (v.21#6) pg. 22

Build a pedestal for mounting your vise for heavy work. Unit is bolted to the floor.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1976 (v.32#6) pg. 48

Tip shows how a short piece of sturdy steel rod can be bent to help grip tapered work pieces in a parallel-jaw vise.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1978 (v.34#6) pg. 9

Jigs convert a machinists' vise into one suitable for woodworking. Auxiliary jaws protect the wood and provide larger jaw faces for use with wood.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1979 (v.35#5) pg. 94

Sturdy vise stand is made from a 30-gal or 55-gal steel drum filled with broken concrete, rocks, etc.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1979 (v.35#5) pg. 105

Tip: How to make vise handles as one-piece turnings on a metal lathe.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1981 (v.37#5) pg. 9

Tip: Use power take off (PTO) belting to pad the jaws of a vise and prevent slipping or marring of work pieces.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1989 (v.45#3) pg. 34

Drill press vise with a magnetic base is built mostly from wood.
WORKBENCH Feb-Mar 1995 (v.51#1) pg. 30
Correction WORKBENCH Apr-May 1995 (v.51#2) pg. 7

Tip on how to mount a machinist's vise on a base that will clamp into a bench vise.
WORKBENCH Oct 1997 (v.53#5) pg. 12