The Blackbutt Roubo has three bench crafted vices. A stationary modified glide vice, a sliding glide vice, and a wagon vice. A few minor innovations make my vice layout unique (well as far as I know.)
- A modification to the wheel mounts allowing laterally orientated bolts allows a reduction in height. Handy, to allow the parallel guide mechanism is contained under the bench. (The real benefit of this is seen on the sliding vice, keeping the parallel bar away from the storage shelf.)
- The sliding vice is mounted on 4 wheels. This allows a super smooth lateral action.
- Steel re-enforcement. You can read about that in earlier posts.
- Other modifications are purely aesthetic choices, inspired by our local church.
Leg Vice 1: Left Leg
Leg Vice 2: Slide baby slide
Smooth action. I'm yet to attach the chop.
Some installation photos