A hovarter vise was used instead of a veritas twin screw. This is also called a woodworking front vise.
The vx20 mechanism will be available in the fall.
Hovarther woodworking bench vises. Matches the small hand wheel design used with the vx20w wagon vise. All of the vise hardware is manufactured and assembled in the united states using premium materials and state of the art processes. Traditional tail or end vises are typically mounted on the front right corner of the bench and the earliest known record of them is from the early 16 th century.
Lenco tools llc is the manufacturer of the hovarter custom vise line of quick action woodworking vises. The tekton woodworking vise model 53986 woodworking bench vise is face mount workbench. The wagon vise is also known as an enclosed tail vise.
This unique and patented mechanism may be used to create leg vises face vises or wagon vises. Tail vises are characterized by a jaw operated by a single screw enclosed by the jaw and threaded into an end cap mounted to the bench. Hovarter offers an optional wheel kit for the bottom of the long leg vise.
When used with vx20f face vise it requires minimum 2 1 2 thick bench top so hand wheel won t protrude above bench top. Some people like it his way and others mention that it sometimes is not convenient while working on curved pieces. The screw of the vise was either threaded into the leg or a separate wooden vise nut was attached to the bench leg.
Check out his other vise mechanisms here. If you are a workbench nerd and like discussions of clamping forces you have a found a new home. Meaning it is mounted to the side of your workbench and not on top.
Hovarter prepared the short video above that shows the vise in action. Chris schwarz wrote a pw entry discussing benches at kelly mehler s school of woodworking which included a bench left over from an earlier class taught by lang building the bench. Also be sure to check out hovarter s blog.
Len hovarter has added another vise to his heavy duty quick action vise line up. In some instances the leg vise is mounted on sliding rails on the bench face to allow it to be moved to the most advantageous location. When used with vx20f face vise it requires minimum 2 1 2 thick bench top so hand wheel won t protrude above bench top.
History of the wagon vise. Matches the small hand wheel design used with the vx20w wagon vise. Leg vises typically use the left front leg of the bench as the rear jaw of the vise.
Using the technology and parts from his revolutionary face vise he s created a quick action leg vise that doesn t require the traditional peg and tenon to locate the bottom end of the leg. There are a couple of key things different about the build at kelly mehler s.