DIY Woodworking Bench Vise – Quick and Easy Shop Project

DIY Woodworking Bench Vise – Quick and Easy Shop Project

This DIY Woodworking Bench Vise is an easy and quick shop project that will serve you well. I used my Microjig clamps and accessories and some scrap wood on this project and it only took me about 45 minutes to make. Please let me know if you have any questions in the comments section and Ill be sure to get to the them.

List of all my tools:

List of tools used during this project:

Microjig Clamps:

Microjig Dovetail Bit:

Microjig Setup Gauge:

Countersink Bit:

Woodpeckers Router Table and Lift:

Safety Start and Stop:

Push Blocks:

Bora Clamps:

Armor Tool Bench:

Delta Table Saw:

Canon T6i DSLR:

External Lavalier Microphone:

Canon EF 28-135mm f/3 Zoom Lens:


  1. Rich Ragan on November 4, 2022 at 2:45 am

    Hey Jess I can’t beleive I missed this video!! I didn’t get a heads and I rang the bell. Oh well as usual I ALWAYS learn from you and I am a huge MicroJig fan! Hmmmm why didn’t I think of this? I’ll be making one for my bench tomorrow. Keep um comin Jess. Miss ya!

  2. Buck McDaniel on November 4, 2022 at 2:48 am

    I was planning my work bench, and thought I had it planned yesterday, but today, I discovered the 360 bench. Now I’m planning on building one. I’ll start with the table saw sled. I’m newbie, so I have to be a little confident I can do it before tackling something like this.

    My shop is tiny, 9′ x 9′. I’ll be building about a 2.5 x 4.5′ work bench that will be mobile.

    I was thinking of using a 1/2 MDF and 3/4 sacrificial plywood for the top. But with this system, I wonder if it will work with the plywood.

    I just saw someone else who did a vice. He used hickory across the length of his workbench. I’ll have to plan for that, but first, I have to see if I can get the top of my bench to work….

    This clamping idea seems to be the best. I’m hoping it works out.

  3. Fred McIntyre on November 4, 2022 at 2:50 am

    Awesome work! šŸ˜ƒšŸ‘šŸ»šŸ‘ŠšŸ»

  4. a1challenged on November 4, 2022 at 2:51 am

    Great video, now I just need to make a work bench to put a vise on! question though, How much weight can those dovetails hold?

  5. Sean Signer on November 4, 2022 at 2:53 am

    Great update to an already great table.

  6. Walkers Woodworks on November 4, 2022 at 2:54 am

    That’s a great idea man! I need to do that to one of my benches for sure. Awesome video as well!

  7. BronkBuilt on November 4, 2022 at 2:54 am

    Clever idea!

  8. wayne blythe on November 4, 2022 at 2:57 am

    All you here now is T track T track T track, dovetail groves and clamps are much cheaper and more versatile. šŸ‘šŸ»šŸ‘šŸ»šŸ‡¬šŸ‡§

  9. Jim Bryant on November 4, 2022 at 3:00 am

    That is exactly what I was looking at doing to my workbench in my very small shop area. The only change I will have to make is that the vise has to be removable because I have to use the shelf under the bench for tool storage (again, VERY small shop), so I will probably use threaded insert nuts in the bench and countersink some bolts in the vise. Thanks for the ‘proof of concept!’

  10. EDGAR GARZA on November 4, 2022 at 3:03 am

    Thank you i enjoyed this video and will start to make my vise

  11. Happy Daddy on November 4, 2022 at 3:06 am

    Great idea for a vice! Way cheaper and easier to build. Im definitely stealing this idea.

  12. Gary Morrison on November 4, 2022 at 3:12 am

    I loved this video…my first with you. Just subscribed. Thank you!

  13. Mike Simmons on November 4, 2022 at 3:12 am

    Really enjoyed this build . Thank you for all the projects you post . You make great & easy projects to make .I don’t have all the tools to make some things but you keep it simple & I for one appreciate it . Thanks .

  14. Sean Grimes on November 4, 2022 at 3:16 am

    So slick šŸ‘šŸ»

  15. M R on November 4, 2022 at 3:16 am

    Sooooo nice!

  16. Izak Shoshana on November 4, 2022 at 3:18 am

    Awesome. Brilliant idea. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Penalty Box Woodshop on November 4, 2022 at 3:19 am

    Anyone else using the Microjig Clamps and accessories on all of their shop projects? Im putting them on everything that I can!

  18. Lan on November 4, 2022 at 3:22 am

    didn’t quite know what you were up to till the end, really cool end result those clamps are great. makes for a versatile vice setup

  19. Paul Baker on November 4, 2022 at 3:25 am

    Hi Jesse, Great project. I also watched the drill press video. I have to say, I’ll be getting some Microjig accessories when i can get back to my shop. Keep up the great work.

  20. Oliver Delica on November 4, 2022 at 3:26 am

    Why did you install the vise on the right hand side of your bench?

  21. Michael on November 4, 2022 at 3:27 am

    Great idea

  22. Kenneth Lemke on November 4, 2022 at 3:27 am

    Excellent Iā€™m building one

  23. Ryan Hirschey on November 4, 2022 at 3:29 am

    Nice job. Just started using micro jig clamps and will be building this vise, a tabletop to use as a workbench and the taper/jointer/tall fence combo. I like your presentation style and how you adapted this concept for a workbench you already have.

  24. Gus Cammaert on November 4, 2022 at 3:35 am

    What a great idea! Will be adding this to my workbench for sure.

  25. Brian Thorstad on November 4, 2022 at 3:37 am

    Great project, I need to do this!