| The only place I have to do my woodwork is a small garage where a
| car has to be kept every night.
| There's no spare floor space, so all tools and other devices need to
| be hung on the wall. For a work bench I'm currently using a piece of
| laminated worktop with formica on top, thick chipboard underneath
| and hardwood edging. This I place on trestles for working purposes,
| then it goes back on the wall when I'm finished.
| What's lacking is a vice, but I need one that's both light and with
| a mechanism that's not so deep that it intrudes into the free space
| when the bench top is hung on the wall. Is there such a thing and
| any suggestions where I might find one?
At http://www.iedu.com/DeSoto/SH_Project.html (third picture up from
the bottom) is a portable vise that I've been using for a dozen or so
years. It does a whole bunch of tricks with the included attachments -
for example there're two parts that let you clamp a hand drill in
place and use the works as a mini-lathe, the jaws can be used
upside-down for planing or carving, and I dunno what all else.
I use it as a simple vise, and when I'm not using it it lives clamped
to a stud in the shop wall.
DeSoto, Iowa USA