How to screw block of wood onto jaws of vise

Hello, PrepHole fag here, ive researched for days on how to attach 2 blocks of wood to the jaws of a vise like this guy did and i come up blank. I dont have a tap and die set, i guess i could get some.

But theres gotta be another way. I. Replacing a firing pin spring on two Tikka T3x bolts. I know how to do it except for installing the blocks to the vise. It needs to be a pretty bomb proof attachment, as the wood will be under a pretty substantial amount of pressure.

Thank you in advance for any help.

  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    On a good vise the metal jaw pads already are held in with screws.

    Remove these and use them to make a pattern out of whatever wood you want.

    Otherwise just do what most gunsmiths do and make some jaw pads out of sheet lead.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      My jaws are one piece forged i think. Its old.

      Ok but how do i install the sheet lead onto my vice jaws? Or will the compression be enough to hold it?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Image Related.

        You can sometimes get sheet lead in the roofing section of hardware stores. You see it used as flashing on Spanish/Mexican tile roofs.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Can that hold some screw reliably without stripping? I know lead is soft. I just need it to work for like 1 hour though. The new stronger firing pin springs should last the rest of my life.

          Sorry, im not trying to he a helpless fag, just really stumped on how to do with this without buying another vise

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Lead won't hold threads, it's used because it's soft and nonmarring.

            You can apply a lot of pressure and not fuck the bluing or engine turning on a part that you are working on, but again, the jaws are just held in by gravity, not screws.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              The spring will be applying some major force in the opposite direction of the jaws closing, so my wood jig will pivot on the egde of the vice and get all fucked. I need some way to secure a block of wood to each jaw.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Heres a video showing what i mean

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                If you have no way to swap jaws, you're kind of stumped.

                I doubt you have access to an arbor press or drill press, so you may be investing in a vise with actual replaceable jaw pads.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >I just need it to work for like 1 hour though
            Duct tape some wood to the jaws. Just don't extend the wood past the edge of the jaws where you'll be holding the part

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Brilliant. If i use one long continous piece per side, maybe even wrap it in both directions, itll hold long enough. Thank you anon, truly genius. This is what im trying first when the new springs get here

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Well they make magnetic slip-on vise jaws, you could always put magnets in the wood. You lose some jaw opening size due to the wood thickness though.

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