DIY Jump Ring Vise

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An Open and Shut Case

How to create a jump ring vise for speedy chain making

By Helen I. Driggs

I’ve been making lots of chains of late, and this handy little portable jump ring vise makes opening and closing them a speedy snap, because you don’t have to put your pliers down to do it! To make one, all you need is a squat, single-slotted wood screw; a block of scrap wood; a drill bit; sandpaper; and a straight-edge and pencil to lay out the block.