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Quick-Mount Machinists' Vise

T-shaped platform base I don't use my machinists' vise all that much. So it's usually stored beneath my bench. But when I need to work with metal parts, I still want a quick way to secure the vise.

The solution is to bolt the vise to a T-shaped platform that tightens in the front vise of the workbench, see photo. It's just a ¾″-thick piece of plywood glued and screwed to a short piece of "two-by" material.

Note: To provide clearance for long, vertical workpieces, position the machinists' vise so the back jaw sticks out past the front edge of the plywood.

Joseph Ponessa
Moorestown, New Jersey