Leg/Post Vise

My Vise

My post vice lays, in pieces, on the garage floor. I've disassembled it, had it sand blasted, replaced a broken bolt and then reassembled it. Started out thinking I'd apply some sort of patina, but after trying two different colors I've given up that idea for a good coating of Rustoleum. Thought briefly crossed my mind to use something like safety yellow or neon orange, but (fortunately) I've pretty much settled on a flat green. Now I just need to disassemble it again, wait for the wind to stop, spray each piece (except the jaws), grease the screw, and then reassemble it. After that, I need to build a stand (back to welding again).

Sometime Later ...

Well, it's back together, painted and mounted on a stand. The stand was made from a used dental chair base, some spare pipe, and some plate steel for the vise to attach to and for tool/part storage.

This is part of my collection of hand vices. I use them a lot for work on a grinder or wire wheel. They can also hold small items that you have to do some minor "tweaking" on.

Vice Spacers

vice spacersVice spacers allow you to hold items that are smaller than the jaws of your vice without putting uneven pressure on one side of whatever is being clamped.

Vice Stands

Below are a collection "different" vice stands. Provided because:

  1. I thought they were neat
  2. They may give you ideas on the possibilities of your own non-standard vice stands

Mother Nature's best vice stand (found on Facebook - Leg Vise City
You'll probably have to build your shop around this vice as it'll be really tough to move.
However, on the plus side you'll never find a sturdier stand! Within the spreading chesnut tree ...
(apologies to Henry Longfellow)

A vise doing double duty as a hardy tool.
On the other hand it makes a nice
compact combination with the vise real
near your anvil.

Has anybody seen my spare tire?

Really big stump with plenty of holders for
hardy tools

Vise on a really big stump. Plenty of
room for dishing.

Wishlist ...

Roger LaBrash's Fisher Norris chain driven leg vise.
The advantage of the chain and dual screws is that the jaws move in parallel.

    Gee Mom, look what else I've found!

"One thing to remember is to talk to the animals. If you do, they will talk back to you. But if you don't talk to the animals, they won't talk back to you, then you won't understand, and when you don't understand you will fear, and when you fear you will destroy the animals, and if you destroy the animals, you will destroy yourself." -- Chief Dan George

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