|Here the vise is in what I am calling the home|
position. The arrow indicates the plane that the vise
will not spin freely in.
Here is an example of a position that would|
not be possible with the vise let into the bench
In order to wind up with the vise in this position
the vise must be tipped up (shown in the picture to
the right), spun, and dropped back down.
|Spin the vise 90° in the plane show by the|
arror while in this position before
dropping it back down
Update:Here are pictures of my bench and vise
Here is text I posted when trying to describe this:
Mark van Roojen wrote: > I have seen them mounted in, but I think that the mortise then has to be > relieved to let it turn fully. I think Russ Allen has done that and I'm > sure he'll chime in if he sees this. I've been struggling with exactly how to explain this. A picture or two would help but I don't have a decent digital camera. Instead I stole the images from John Gunterman's Emmert page (apologies to John) and attempted to annotate them. See http://home.xnet.com/~rcallen/pmkr/emmert101.htm Here's my attempt to explain it without pictures: Mark is right- the vise can't do all its tricks when it is let into the bench top with a French fit (see archive message 24119). The vise won't spin in the plane perpendicular to the bench top when in it's home position. Start with the vise in the home position and the handle running horizontally. You couldn't move the handle 10 degrees and then spin the vise body to match that angle. The French fitting didn't remove enough wood to make this possible. I haven't found a need to position the vise like this, YMMV. You can raise the vise up where it's parallel to the bench top and raised slightly above it. You can then spin the vise 90 degrees and then drop it back down. The vise would now be in the same position as if you had been able to rotate it 90 degrees in its home position. I hope this helps! Russ Allen Member of the fraternal order of French fitted emmert knock offsHome