Reader Scottland83 recently posted this bad-ass vice and stand to the Flickr pool. It is the awesome, if a bit unstable-looking. Obviously there must be something holding the two logs together or Scottland doesn’t put a great deal of force on the end of that vice.
This is my set-up for limited shop accommodations. I added a leather cover to the mallet handle to slow the blistering on my hand, and I added a custom, extra-long yolk-style handle to the vice. I use this vice primarily for woodworking, for which I sometime switch-out the metal teeth for wooden ones.
We never get tired of seeing what folks with tools come up with. Especially when it comes out looking so damn cool. Hats off and beers up to you sir; may the blisters on your hammer hand be small. That sounded better in my head.
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