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    Vise for irregular shapes

    I missed a vice in which I could mount an irregularly shaped object. I got the idea that I would make a vice with screws screwed into the jaws of the vice. Thanks to this, I will be able to catch the object regardless of its shape.
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    You can see the entire process of creating a vice in this video.

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    Thanks Made in Garage! We've added your Irregular Workpiece Vise to our Vises category,
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    Nice! Thanks for sharing.

    Do you ever need to tighten the screws to apply a downward pressure? If not, it would seem that some dowels and plain holes could work.

    I don't know how to weld and do not have access to someone who does, but I am going to try your idea simply by making some auxiliary jaws for my existing vise.

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    Congratulations Made in Garage - your Irregular Workpiece Vise is the Homemade Tool of the Week!

    This is your second Homemade Tool of the Week winning vise (the first was your Bench Vise). Also, it was good to see yet another one of your vises (your Drill Vise) used to make this one.

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    This is your 2nd Homemade Tool of the Week win. Here are both of your Homemade Tool of the Week winning tools. Congrats again

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    Very good idea, you can never have to many holding fixtures, I use to have a cabinet full of holding and clamping fixtures, i use to make a lot of tools a few years back.

    Thanks Doug

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