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#1   2010-02-23 16:19          
We were discussing portable post vise stands at the last meeting and Jerre Smith's stand is one that you must take a look at. It folds up nicely and is pretty stable.

Jerre's post vise in use


Side View


Vise leg mount into stand



Leg detail



Top mount of vise



Tool tray detail

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#2   2010-02-24 06:53          
what's the vertical chain for?

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#3   2010-02-24 07:37          
The vertical chain is to secure the legs into place when they are folded up.
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#4   2010-02-24 15:13          
Did you aim this at anyone in particular?

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#5   2010-02-24 15:29          
Who, me? Would I do that?

This is the kind of thing that I'd love to make for my own use!

Who knows, maybe we could get Jerre to help build one for the loaner tool kit.
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#6   2010-02-25 06:40          
Maybe

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#7   2010-02-26 16:53          
This looks similar to some we built to use at our conference several years
ago. I have only used one once. It is very heavy (if you are talking 'Portable')
and when I exerted some pressure, it seemed to try to collapse-no way to stand
on it to help stabalize it. My opinion is to use solid(something like angle iron)
pieces that would have a bolt or pin in a bracket that would give it some rigidity
instead of the chain..or holes to drive something like tent pegs through into the
ground(No good on concrete). Or,,,,, try something similar to what I made at welding
class(see articles(Shaky Ed Welding?. I used a very large wheel rim.Its also heavy
but with the vise detached it will roll easily. Ed Aaron

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#8   2010-02-27 15:38          
Jerre may want to pipe up on this, but the pictures are from a Mark Aspery class that we both attended and his stand was really pretty steady. they wide tripod legs helped quite a bit. Note that the center beam does not extend to the ground so you only three contact points, making it pretty steady even on un-even ground.

I just checked with Jerre. His weights in at 96 lbs (that's the stand and vise together) and is pretty stable. He said that there are small plates welded on as feet and when he needed a little bit more stabilty, he would step on one.

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#9   2010-02-28 02:47          
# jerre smith : Maybe

Maybe? :/

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#10   2010-03-03 16:22          
Just because I haven't paid my dues, don't listen to me???? Check is in the Mail. I had forgotten
dues until I sent above message and it let everyone know.
Just showing my dry humor!
The vise that I used was very similar and when you put some horsepower to it, it would tilt
and the legs off the ground would try to fold up. I just think that angle iron with brackets
would keep that from happening. Probably wouldn't add much more weight that the chain. Jerre's may not try to fold up at all. Ed Aaron
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#11   2010-03-04 02:39          
Received your dues check in the mail
...and now the 'Owes Dues' tag of shame has been removed... :)

- Thanks Ed!!

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#12   2010-06-17 17:05          
# dan tull : what's the vertical chain for?
Looks like it holdes it together when it flods up.
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