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Issue 109 begins with a post vise based on a conventional design. This quick-acting vise is ideal for repetitive tasks such as making collars. The locking version features a “vise grip” style mechanism and the air cylinder version offers more speed and ease of operation. The anvil top is handy for straightening or working stock clamped in the vise. Shop drawings and step by step illustrations show you how to make one.

Issue 109 begins with a post vise based on a conventional design. This quick-acting vise is ideal for repetitive tasks such as making collars. The locking version features a “vise grip” style mechanism and the air cylinder version offers more speed and ease of operation. The anvil top is handy for straightening or working stock clamped in the vise. Shop drawings and step by step illustrations show you how to make one.
The water lily leaf shown this month can be made from 1/8" or 3/16" stock depending on the size of leaf desired. The edges are drawn out with a cross peen hammer or power hammer, then the leaf is shaped and the stem drawn out.

ToolCrib's visit to Wisconsin continues with Nana Schowalter's shop and studio. Nana runs a efficient, highly organized business that should inspire anyone interested in developing and marketing small items.