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  • Bench vise pedestal

    Hi all, just wanted to post up this little pedestal I made for my bench vise. When I was in school at wyotech they had the vises mounted on old 18-wheeler rims so you could move them through the shop. I though that would come in handy since I'm working in a small 2-car garage. So one of the guys I work with was able to find me an old wheel and I bought the piece of plate and the 2x4 tubing and the rest is history. Let me know what you think. And yes, I know I'm using a Lincoln welder. Hoping to have my Miller TIG by the end of the year though.





  • #2
    nicely done.

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    • #3
      When you really need a vice, you need it bolted down to something that will not move. Your wheel will work for a lot if instances, but when you need to hold something in the vice and really crank on it, look for a way to mount that wheel to your concrete floor.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by nocheepgas View Post
        When you really need a vice, you need it bolted down to something that will not move. Your wheel will work for a lot if instances, but when you need to hold something in the vice and really crank on it, look for a way to mount that wheel to your concrete floor.
        Funny, I thought the same thing.
        Good, though, for helping hold something in place for assembly or at the drill press.
        Nice welds!!
        Is that a 4/5" Craftsman vise? I have one. Takes a lickin' and keeps on grippin'!

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        • #5
          It also works better if the vise is bolted to the stand.

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          • #6
            thanks for the compilents. If I really need to crank on something, the vise will get bolted to the bench. I just made this incase I have something really long that I need to work on or something that I may need to grind on while in the vise. Easier to do that stuff in the driveway. And yes, the vise is bolted to the stand now. I took those pics right after I finished making it.

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