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Home Made Gun Vise

#1 Post by mchenowe » Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:27 pm

Does anyone have or know where to find wood-working plans for a home-made gun vise/cleaning stand? The cheapest stand I can find that actually has a stock vise on it is about fifty bucks, and it's all plastic. I can design my own, but since I don't have one to pattern from, I'd like to find plans.
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#2 Post by goosekiller » Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:51 pm

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#3 Post by mark » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:56 pm

goosekiller wrote:http://zoneballistic.com/colinsballisti ... evise.html

Looks pretty economical to me.
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#4 Post by mchenowe » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:49 pm

goosekiller wrote:http://zoneballistic.com/colinsballisti ... evise.html

Looks pretty economical to me.
Now, how come I didn't find that? I think it will at least get me started in the right direction. I want it to look pretty good, too. If I finish it, I'll post a photo. Thanks.
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#5 Post by goosekiller » Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:09 pm

I built something very similar to this many years ago. Mine was made from oak. I sanded the edges and put a nude satin finish on it.

A hint: Use felt for the rest contact areas and crease the edges that will be exposed with a clothes iron before you glue them on to prevent nasty edges over time.
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Re: Home Made Gun Vise

#6 Post by Black Eagle » Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:24 pm

Many years ago I made a pair of vices for holding rifles out of 2" x 4"s and padded the jaws with foam covered in leather. The vices are operated by a simple 1/2" threaded rod that you can buy at any hardware store. The beauty of my system is that it holds the rifle rock solidly for all kinds of work. But, you don't need that much strength for things like simple cleanings.

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#7 Post by mark » Sat Jan 09, 2010 1:39 pm

Black Eagle wrote:Many years ago I made a pair of vices for holding rifles out of 2" x 4"s and padded the jaws with foam covered in leather. The vices are operated by a simple 1/2" threaded rod that you can buy at any hardware store. The beauty of my system is that it holds the rifle rock solidly for all kinds of work. But, you don't need that much strength for things like simple cleanings.
Those picture posting skills would come in handy right about now :)
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#8 Post by Black Eagle » Sat Jan 09, 2010 6:21 pm

Those picture posting skills would come in handy right about now :)

That's true and will get to it and learn to do it, maybe this next week.

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