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    Vice Buddy

    I'm calling this a "Vice Buddy." This simply supports long heavy items in a bench vise. No more looking for things to prop under that work piece!

    What makes this interesting is the wedge shape designed post. A locking bolt pushes a moveable plate and wedges against the post so it cannot slip downward. Just a light touch is all that's needed, no cranking down of the bolt. I didn't invent this design, I saw this on another tool and incorporated it into this.

    This can attach to your workbench with screws or with a C clamp. To make the tapered post, I took a piece of square tube and cut a taper down it lengthwise. Then I capped it with a piece of metal and welded it.

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    Thanks bobs409! We've added your Workbench Vise Rest to our Workholding category,
    as well as to your builder page: bobs409's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    Nice. Simple. Elegant

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    Excellent idea. Thanks for sharing!

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    Great simiple shop tool. Will be building one

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    Congratulations bobs409 - your Workbench Vise Rest is the Homemade Tool of the Week!

    This is a clever and extremely useful tool that I'm sure many other guys around here will be building.

    Some more good builds from this week:

    Mobile Gantry Crane by barts metalwork
    Electro Hydraulic Jack by Mr.DK DIY
    Pulley Key Remover by thehomeengineer
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    More importantly, this is your 5th Homemade Tool of the Week win! I've just added the silver wrench-on-pedestal graphic to the awards showcase in your postbit, visible underneath your avatar.




    Great job, and you're in excellent company joining these other 5-time winners: rgsparber, rossbotics, Christophe Mineau, Brendon, Frank S, mklotz, Vyacheslav.Nevolya, brianhw, LMMasterMariner, Tuomas, olderdan, tonyfoale, thehomeengineer, and Stevohdee.

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    WOW! Thank you Jon! It's really nice to have such a great place to show some of my creations.

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    Good idea. I use two vices, one at either end of the bench which means you can support or work on either end of the job but if you don’t have a second vice then with respect I think this is the next best thing. If you are thinking of using two vices they don’t need to be the same size just ensure that the rear or fixed jaw on both vices are exactly in line with each other. A simple string line will do it nicely. Cheers Stuart.

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    The taper design is a brilliant idea,that I will be adapting to the floor stand that I use for supporting long material in the drill press.

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    Thanks that's brilliant. Thnk I'll add a toggle clamp on the side to fasten it to the work bench quickly and easy horizontal adjustment.


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