Highland does have one, but $370 is a little to spendy for me.http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/benchcrafted-tail-vise.aspxmike1950 said:Wagon vice- I think Highland has one- I would love to have one but a little spendy for me
It is a beautiful vise but I agree it is expensive. There is also a British one that is more expensive. I am building a bench and am going to use an older one Kinda like the lee valley, MHighland does have one, but $370 is a little to spendy for me.http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/benchcrafted-tail-vise.aspx
The way I built mine was to offset the screw, and use guide runners made out of wood and UHMW Plastic. I need to tweak it as the clearances are a bit larger than it should be, but it works well.I've thought about adding one to my next bench. It should be possible to build a wagon vise by using either a length of threaded rod and some coupling nuts (and other bits of hardware for the handle) or a veneer press screw. It's really just a block that slides back and forth in a hole in the bench, so don't overthink.
However, if you want to overthink it, I've been considering how to build one that would be open on both sides of the block. It would require that the block move on runners so that it's fully self-supported, and the screw inside one of the side tracks. I think I can make it work, but it's probably more effort than it's worth, given that it really wouldn't add much in the way of function to the vise.