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    A wooden vise for instrument making

    I didn't look too far for inspiration, but I made this one (nearly) entirely of wood, except the slides and the screw.



    All the details on my site, here :

    La Belle Note - Instrument making vise

    Funny, no ? But it is very usable in practice, I use it every day.

    The interest of this kind of vise, for those who are not familiar with, it's the soft jaws that allow to grip even on a finished piece, and the fact that the jaws are not parallel, they can rotate and follow the geometry of the piece.
    The opening also, is quite deep.
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    Very nice work Christophe.
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    Very nice Christophe. Reminded me actually of the kind of toy maker's shops in Disney movies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIYer View Post
    Very nice Christophe. Reminded me actually of the kind of toy maker's shops in Disney movies.
    :o :o
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    Thanks Christophe! I've added your Instrument Maker's Vise to our Vises and Woodworking categories, as well as to your builder page: Christophe Mineau's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    Now that is one beautiful vise. Keep 'em coming Christophe.


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