This is the 3rd part of a 3 part series.
To read Part 1, CLICK HERE
To read Part 2, CLICK HERE
Yay!!! My new Leg Vise is complete. I added two coats of finish and the suede pad and that boy is ready to work.
If you have been following my installation, there is a Part 1 and a Part 2 and this is the last one. To review, I picked out the hardware I needed after using the Flow Chart in Part 1 and then had to adapt the vise to the skinny legs of my bench. Using some old pieces of lumber from the shop (who else would have a thick piece of air dried walnut just lying around?) I made the pieces I needed and then cut the mortises into them for the criss cross piece. I added the hardware and the wheel and it works like a champ.
Funny, I almost missed the suede in the box. I thought it was just packing material and I almost threw it away. I cut it to fit and glued it to the face of the vise and the side of the tool tray and it looks good.
I don’t mind telling you, I am so proud of this thing. It is actually fairly easy to install — once you have done it. I read the directions from Benchcrafted’s web site many times because they can be a little bit confusing. If I were to do it again, I bet I could do it in less than a day.
In fact, to really appreciate this leg vise, look at this very short video. No drooling!
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