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Making a simple vice

Hello, dear readers and self-made people!
One of the indispensable devices in almost any workshop is a vice.
In this article, Alexander, the author of the YouTube channel “Master Sh”, will tell you how he made a small vice designed for simple tasks.
Making a simple vice Making a simple vice This project is quite simple in manufacturing, although it requires a small amount of welding.
Materials necessary for homemade work.
– Bearings
– C-shaped steel profile (or square shaped tube)
– Steel angle, strip, bar
– Steel stud, nuts, wood screws
– Spray paint, sandpaper.
Tools used by the author.
– Screwdriver
– Semi-automatic core drill
– Drills for metal – – Welding machine – – Magnetic corners for welding
– Grinder, cutting disc
– Screwdriver with a set of bits
– Nut keys
– Square, tape measure, marker.
Making a simple vice Manufacturing process.
So, a steel corner 30 × 30 mm will serve as a jaw for the vice. Two pieces of 80 mm long and one 40 mm long are cut from it.
Making a simple vice Making a simple vice  Making a simple vice A 30 × 20 mm plate is also cut from a piece of the corner.
Making a simple vice  Making a simple vice Making a simple vice The plate is welded in the center of the rib corner, and you get the base of the sponge.
Making a simple vice Making a simple vice  Making a simple vice The body for the vice will be a C-shaped steel profile (it is precisely along the width of the gap that the plate needs to be adjusted). The slider of the movable jaw will be located inside the profile, and the plate will serve as a kind of guide preventing the jaw from turning.
Making a simple vice < a href = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-07/1625619191_mti-040.jpg" rel = "prettyPhoto">Making a simple vice The corner is welded to the base, and you get the first movable sponge.
Making a simple vice Making a simple vice  Making a simple vice Making a simple vice  Making a simple vice As a lead screw, the master uses a piece of steel M14 stud length slightly longer than the body length (in this case 300 mm).
Of course, using a stud with a metric thread will not allow you to create much force (it can simply be torn off), instead, it is better to use a screw from a broken clamp, or a vice. These screws use a special, persistent thread.
 Making a simple vice Holding the grinder with flap disc in a vice, the author grinds off part of the thread at the end of the screw.
Making a simple vice As a result, a bearing should be put on the end of the shaft.
Making a simple vice Making a simple vice At the same end the center is punched and a small recess is drilled.
Making a simple vice  Making a simple vice Having put on the bearing, the master rivets the end of the shaft, fixing it.
Making a simple vice  Making a simple vice The bearing race is welded to the base of the movable jaw. In the base, you need to make a hole for the end of the shaft so that it can rotate.
Perhaps, many will not like this method of connecting the shaft with a movable jaw, but the inner race will abut against the base, and there will be no load on the bearing itself. Of course, it would be more correct to use thrust bearing .
 Making a simple vice Making a simple vice Next, caps for the profile are cut from the sheet steel trim.
 Making a simple vice Making a simple vice  Making a simple vice Taking into account the position of the screw axis in the profile, a hole is marked and drilled in the plug.
Making a simple vice  Making a simple vice Making a simple vice Having cleaned the surface, the author inserts the screw into place, and tightens the nut on it. The latter is welded to the stub.
Making a simple vice  Making a simple vice Making a simple vice Having inserted a movable sponge into the profile, and welded the plug to the end of the body, the seams are cleaned with a petal disc.
Making a simple vice < a href = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-07/1625619200_mti-122.jpg" rel = "prettyPhoto">Making a simple vice  Making a simple vice To make a wrench, you need to weld a pair of rods to two opposite faces of the nut.
Making a simple vice  Making a simple vice Making a simple vice From a steel strip 40 mm, two rectangular parts are cut out slightly longer than the width of the jaws (100 mm).
 Making a simple vice Making a simple vice Now a fixed sponge from the corner is welded to the body.
 Making a simple vice Making a simple vice Cover plates are clamped in the vise jaws and welded to them.
 Making a simple vice Making a simple vice  Making a simple vice Next, several mounting holes need to be drilled in the bottom of the case.
Making a simple vice  Making a simple vice Now we need to clean the surfaces of the product.
Making a simple vice  Making a simple vice The collar is tightened at the end of the screw between two nuts.
 Making a simple vice  Making a simple vice Making a simple vice The surfaces of the product are degreased, and you can apply a protective layer of aerosol enamel.
Making a simple vice  Making a simple vice Making a simple vice Making a simple vice Everything is ready, it remains to fix the vice on the workbench using bolts or screws.
< a href = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-07/1625619209_mti-206.jpg" rel = "prettyPhoto">Making a simple vice at the other end of the clamping screw. This way you can speed up the process of moving the sponge by turning the screw with a screwdriver.
Making a simple vice Making a simple vice  Making a simple vice Making a simple vise These are the vices, in fact from scrap metal, turned out by the author.
Making a simple vice Making a simple vice  Making a simple vice Do simple vice I thank Alexander for the simple design of the vice.
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