Hello, everybody–new member here, living in Brooklyn, New York.
I’m new to hand-tool woodworking, and living in an apartment (with my wife and our three-year-old son), space is at a premium. Building a workbench may not be an option right now–and honestly, I don’t want to make that commitment until I’m sure this isn’t a passing interest.
My primary problem is securing my work. I have access to our dining table and am considering something like the Sjobergs Smart Vise, which would allow me to work at the table during the day and then break it down so we can still have our meals together at night. Does anyone have experience with these? Does it seem up to the task of, say, planing and chisel work? Any other suggestions?
I’ve also looked into a portable Moxon vise, which would give me the chance to raise my work surface even more, as the table surface is only at 30″.
Are there other options I’m missing? Any advice would be appreciated!
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