A pattern maker’s vise can be set at a lot of angles, but first it has to be setup correctly,
On a nice thick table like this, a lot of alterations are needed.
So I chiseled out a channel for the vise to fit into.
The angle lock has to be mounted in just the right location to allow full movement to the vise.
This lever allows you to free the vise for moving the angle up and down. It locks easily and releases easily.
This lever allows you to free the vise head to rotate, or lock in place.
The extra work to set up a pattern maker’s vise is well worth doing!