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Old 09-07-2017, 09:42 AM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Hard to beat the StewMac stuff (as a guitar player myself. but not a luthier). I bought one from Home Depot one (lifetime guarantee) and added the soft magnetic mounted silicone jaws.t[/url]
I will take a look at HomeDepot....
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I suggest you look at all the vices at Lee Valley. That will give you an idea of what is out there and might be suited to what you want. Then you can search other stores and sites to see if they have better quality or prices and go from there.
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For drilling cue balls I would make a wood collet chuck that screwed on to the threads of my headstock. Use a hose clamp to compress the "fingers" onto the ball. A better choice than wood would be to use a blank of HDPE or Delrin. But wood will be a lot cheaper and accessible.

Here is a how to. http://www.homemadetools.net/homemade-collet-chuck

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I suggest you look at all the vices at Lee Valley.
Depends on what kind of vice you are looking for.
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OK..went to Home Depot...thought about Horror Fright (Harbor...) anyway bought a 4.5" for $29. Have no specific use in mind but will find a need. Thanks for everyone's help. Frank
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You might consider a Zyliss vise like this one on ebay. GENUINE SWISS MADE ZYLISS wood working VISE / clamp - IN GOOD CONDITION | eBay

I find them to be very well made, versatile, easily moved if necessary and they make an excellent pen press. You can either purchase soft jaw for it or easily make your own. Just a thought...
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You might consider a Zyliss vise like this one on ebay. GENUINE SWISS MADE ZYLISS wood working VISE / clamp - IN GOOD CONDITION | eBay

I find them to be very well made, versatile, easily moved if necessary and they make an excellent pen press. You can either purchase soft jaw for it or easily make your own. Just a thought...
I'm going to HiJack my own thread... I had a slight issue with eBay...I would pay double from stranger or do without rather than give them a penny.
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Okay, I can respect that. Here's one a bit closer to you listed on Craig's list. https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/...273094095.html They are very nice vises.
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Like Jim, I have a zyliss and I really like it! Many uses!
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