Friday, September 22, 2006

 

Vise

Hey blogosphere, remember me?

I've got a new job now that should allow for a normal amount of free time, so I hope to be posting more often.

Here's a jig I threw together this evening. It's ugly but I think it's going to do the trick. It's a vise that I clamp onto the edge of my workbench, and it clamps a guitar body in place.



The edges that grip the guitar body are curved so that when the clamps are gently tightened, it only grips at the outer edge of the guitar body. I do need to add some insulation or something to cover the exposed steel pipe. I also need to rig up some sort of safety net so the guitar won't fall through and hit the floor if the clamps are accidentally loosened. I think a bungee cord strung between the two pipes will take care of that.




As you can see, it features the finest 2x4 construction and premium pipe clamps from Harbor Freight. I may decide to make a nicer one someday, but for now I just wanted to get it together so I can get to work.

Comments:
welcome home...
 
Thanks, it's good to be back.
 
whats the clamp at the front called?
The one that screws the vise open or shut
Thanks
Rusty
 
whats the clamp at the front called?
The one that screws the vise open or shut
Thanks
Rusty
 
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