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  • mcmoonter
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    And the laziest post of the week award goes to….

    Buy some 12mm threaded rod, big washers & nuts then cut to size.

    grum
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    Yeah I guess I could go out to the shed and measure it but I’m lazy. πŸ™‚

    The bench I’m planning to mount it on is probably about an inch thick.

    Ta.

    uselesshippy
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    If you cant be bothered to use a tape measure, what use will a vice be?

    lemonysam
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    If you cant be bothered to use a tape measure, what use will a vice be?

    I believe that on STW owning the vice is the important thing. It allows wealthy middle aged IT managers to stay in touch with their working class roots.

    Premier Icon porter_jamie
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    don’t do the m12 threaded rod thing!

    i think you will find its probably a 5/8″ clearance (for a 5/8unc bolt) so go m16

    sharkbait
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    Grum we need a pic otherwise we’ll all know that you’ve posted this just to look suitably niche πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon DezB
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    I believe that on STW owning the vice is the important thing. It allows wealthy middle aged IT managers to stay in touch with their working class roots.

    OOooh! Get her and her vice envy! πŸ˜†

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    Threaded rod? Nah, Coach bolts you want.

    Sink them low-profile into the top of the bench. Only one end to fiddle with then.
    M12 I think I used for several vices I fitted in our College workshop.

    lemonysam
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    OOooh! Get her and her vice envy!

    I don’t even have a work bench πŸ™

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    you might be right – M12 i’ll confirm in a hour or so

    Premier Icon DezB
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    I don’t even have a work bench

    Me neither at the moment! But I’ve got 2 lovely vices on the floor..

    aka_Gilo
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    That’s a whopper!! <vice envy>

    beaker2135
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    kayak23

    Sink them low-profile into the top of the bench

    That is for a woodwork vice, aren’t we assuming it’s an engineers vice?
    Either way not much point bolting it to a 1″ timber bench 2″ minimum IMHO

    fasthaggis
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    That is for a woodwork vice, aren’t we assuming it’s an engineers vice?

    Yup,but I recently used coach bolts fitting my vice ,as they were the only things that I could find ( in my box of bolts) that were long enough to go through the vice and the work bench. I just filed off some of the corners on the square and they fit flush.
    Then I painted them to match the vice. πŸ™‚

    Attention to detail,moi?

    Premier Icon porter_jamie
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    Just measured them. M16

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    this is what the bench in piccy above looks like from below

    CountZero
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    I believe that on STW owning the vice is the important thing. It allows wealthy middle aged IT managers to stay in touch with their working class roots.

    A bit snippy today, aren’t we? As someone who was brought up in a working-class household, and who’s dad was a toolmaker at Westinghouse Brake & Signal Company, I feel I have an absolute right to own any vice I want, so there! πŸ˜›

    I own three vices and i don’t even work in IT , hell yeah 😈

    fivespot
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    Whats this M12 M16 crap, we’re talking Record vices here. They should be good ol English 5/8″, NOTHING LESS WILL DO πŸ™„

    grum
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    Thanks folks. Just got a new house with a nice shed so I had to get a vice, and obviously with this being STW it had to be an old British-made Record (no 1). It is an engineers vice. I do need to cut down the fork steerer on my road bike so it’s not just for show. πŸ™‚

    1″ thick bench not enough? Can i just screw another piece onto the underside?

    I don’t work in IT btw. And I don’t really have any working class roots to get in touch with. πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    I just screwed mine into the bench with some 2×4 underneath to take the threads.


    Cutting threads by brf, on Flickr

    NB I realise this falls way below acceptable STW standards, but I don’t really care….

    oldnick
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    Due to the current living arrangements I don’t have a garage or workshop at present πŸ™

    So my old vice is bolted to a double thickness of 18mm ply. All of which then gets G-cramped to the breakfast bar when making modifying and repairing stuff πŸ™‚

    grum
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    NB I realise this falls way below acceptable STW standards, but I don’t really care….

    Hang your head in shame. Go and pray to mcmoonter and ask for his forgiveness.

    Due to the current living arrangements I don’t have a garage or workshop at present

    Yeah it’s the first time I’ve ever had one and it’s awesome!

    Keef
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    I use m12 cylinder head bolts,with nuts and washers……..

    Dibbs
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    That’s a whopper!! <vice envy>

    Pah!! Its only a 4″, mine’s a 6″er. πŸ˜‰

    And as for footflaps the vice is too far back on the bench, the rear vice jaw should be just in front of the front edge of the bench, allowing you to hold your bit of pipe vertically if you wish.

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