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    178. Solving the bench vise conundrum (shorts tip)




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    I mounted my Parrot vise on an oak plank, and sank 1/4x20 threaded inserts into my benchtop so that I could mount it dead center when using it, and wherever there's room when I'm not. With a microscopic workshop, I can't leave it mounted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sossol View Post
    I mounted my Parrot vise on an oak plank, and sank 1/4x20 threaded inserts into my benchtop so that I could mount it dead center when using it, and wherever there's room when I'm not. With a microscopic workshop, I can't leave it mounted.

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    I've had a microscopic workshop...I know what you mean!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sossol View Post
    I mounted my Parrot vise on an oak plank, and sank 1/4x20 threaded inserts into my benchtop so that I could mount it dead center when using it, and wherever there's room when I'm not. With a microscopic workshop, I can't leave it mounted.

    Neil
    Is there a thread on HMT on microscopic workshops? Who’s got the smallest? I viewed this post because I was also curious about the epoxy casting, which must relate to something else.

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    Congratulations Make Things - your Vise Bench Appliance tip is the Tool Tip of the Month for October 2023!

    This tip adds a lot of utility to a small bench vise, especially with the vertical mounting and dog hole options.

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    Awesome, thanks Jon!



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