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Offline Peter Parfitt

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The Parf Vice Video - an easy to make accessory
« on: March 03, 2017, 11:45 AM »
Hi Everyone

I have been playing with ideas for a simple vice to fit on the MFT3 or any other bench with the same pattern of 20 mm holes.

My solution is the Parf Vice and it should take no more than 2 hours for a novice to make one. The only items to buy would be a pair of suitable clamps (I used some from Axminster but there are other similar ones around) and the screw knobs to hold it in place (assuming you already have a pair of the Veritas small Parf Dogs).

Here is the link:



If you would like the plans then please note that I need your email address in order to get them to you. If you look carefully at the video all of the elements of the plans are shown and you should be able to read the dimensions from the screen.

Peter

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Re: The Parf Vice Video - an easy to make accessory
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2017, 02:04 PM »
Peter do you ever sleep? [big grin] The best ideas are the simplest and I like this a lot. I don't think the racking is an issue to put one off building it. It's perfect for those small sawing or planing jobs.
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Jools
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Re: The Parf Vice Video - an easy to make accessory
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2017, 05:22 PM »
Peter do you ever sleep? [big grin] The best ideas are the simplest and I like this a lot. I don't think the racking is an issue to put one off building it. It's perfect for those small sawing or planing jobs.
Best regards
Jools

Hi Jools

The alarm goes off at 5.30 am and I listen to the early morning news on Radio 4 - the best news of the day !

I agree that the racking is not an issue for a small vice like this. It would be easy to reduce the vertical racking by having something to keep the legs of the clamps from raising.

Cheers.

Peter

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Re: The Parf Vice Video - an easy to make accessory
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2017, 06:48 AM »
Very nice work as usual, thanks Peter.

Is it a vice or a  ;Dvise? 

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Re: The Parf Vice Video - an easy to make accessory
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2017, 07:26 AM »
Very nice work as usual, thanks Peter.

Is it a vice or a  ;Dvise?

I love it "DVice" or "DVise" for those that prefer.

Cheers.

Peter

Offline Dick Mahany

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Re: The Parf Vice Video - an easy to make accessory
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2017, 08:45 AM »
Well done.  Simple, clever, quickly fabricated.  For the times that I have needed a quick vise away from my main workbench, this little device would work nicely.  For my intended uses, the racking issue wouldn't bother me.

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Re: The Parf Vice Video - an easy to make accessory
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2017, 08:57 AM »
Very nice work as usual, thanks Peter.

Is it a vice or a  ;Dvise?

I love it "DVice" or "DVise" for those that prefer.

Cheers.

Peter

Arghhhh... The D was supposed to be a  ;D

Anyway, vice, vise, Dvice, Dvise, Pvise, whatever the name it is quite a nice vise.

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Re: The Parf Vice Video - an easy to make accessory
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2017, 09:03 AM »
Very nice work as usual, thanks Peter.

Is it a vice or a  ;Dvise?

I love it "DVice" or "DVise" for those that prefer.

Cheers.

Peter

Arghhhh... The D was supposed to be a  ;D

Anyway, vice, vise, Dvice, Dvise, Pvise, whatever the name it is quite a nice vise.

We could have a silent "P" in front of Vice or Vise.

The only problem with a silent "P" in front of the vice is that the workshop floor gets wet !  [wink]

Peter

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Re: The Parf Vice Video - an easy to make accessory
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2017, 10:01 PM »
Cool idea! Any thoughts on ways of using this on the MFT/3 to plane some wood without having the whole thing spin in circles on the shop floor?

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Re: The Parf Vice Video - an easy to make accessory
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2017, 01:59 AM »
Cool idea! Any thoughts on ways of using this on the MFT/3 to plane some wood without having the whole thing spin in circles on the shop floor?

The MFT3 was designed to use mainly with power tools so there would be much less force applied across the surface than one gets with (say) planing.

You could try putting one end against a wall in order to react the force applied when working.

Festool do sell cross braces that stiffens up the legs a little but I have not tried them and so cannot recommend them.

Peter

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Re: The Parf Vice Video - an easy to make accessory
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2017, 02:11 AM »
Surely it's a Parfvice or Parfice?


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Re: The Parf Vice Video - an easy to make accessory
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2017, 03:17 AM »

Festool do sell cross braces that stiffens up the legs a little but I have not tried them and so cannot recommend them.

Peter

The cross braces stiffen up the MFT a lot but if you use it for hand planing it will still slide across the floor so you need to brace it up against the nearest wall.

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Re: The Parf Vice Video - an easy to make accessory
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2017, 10:23 AM »
Cool idea! Any thoughts on ways of using this on the MFT/3 to plane some wood without having the whole thing spin in circles on the shop floor?

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Re: The Parf Vice Video - an easy to make accessory
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2017, 09:36 PM »
Cool idea! Any thoughts on ways of using this on the MFT/3 to plane some wood without having the whole thing spin in circles on the shop floor?

Lag the MFT 3 to a 2 x 4 on a wall and it'll make it rock solid for hand planing.

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