Ken, WA4MNT, posted this to several QRP mailing lists and gave me permission to post it here….Dan
Are you ready for a useful tool that you can assemble with a hammer? I came up with this after I got tired of chasing around PCBs on the bench top during construction and testing. I have one of those gimbaled pcb vises, but it takes up too much room on the bench.
This is perfect for secure holding of PCBs during soldering, prototyping, and testing. A dovetail groove prevents any slipping of the board from the fixture, with minimal clamping pressure. The jaw opening will easily accommodate and securely hold boards from 1/4-in. to 5-in., easily extended with longer rods. The jaws are fabricated from UHMW, (ultra-high-molecular- weight polyethylene), rods are Nylon. Easily replaceable elastic band for many years of service.
All the details are here for anyone wanting to build one, or there is a complete kit of machined parts ready for assembly, now available. The kit costs $23.