There have been several instances when I needed a tilting drill press vise in the past, but I didn’t have one. After searching the web for examples I came across a steel version that I really liked, so I used the design as a starting point for mine.
With the exception of the screws and metal threaded rod, mine is made entirely from wood. I purchased a 1″ tap and die several years ago and I still keep finding uses for it, and this project is another example of its usefulness. I made the vise in two days, including filming, from scrap lumber that I had on hand. You can watch the build video here.
If you’d like to build your own I have the plans available for a small fee that might make things a little easier for you. If I inspired you to make your own without the plans, please consider purchasing the plans anyway as a means of supporting what I do here at GW.