While trying to fit jaw liners to my Eclipse vice following Paul’s latest workbench build video I have had two of the small 1 inch side pieces split and one end of the rear jaw liner split where it attaches to the 1 inch side piece. I am using mahogany and drilling pilot holes larger than I usually do in attempt to prevent the splitting, but not having much luck. If you attached these, what kind of wood did you use? Did you have any trouble with it splitting, or tips to prevent splitting?
The first time I split the side piece I had it oriented so that the grain ran vertically (with end grain on the top). The second time I had the grain running parallel to the benchtop. Both split. It just seems like the 1 inch side pieces are too short to accept screws (since it puts them too close to the end grain). This also means that the rear jaw liner has 4 screws close to the end grain.
- This topic was modified 4 months, 2 weeks ago by sailforfun15.
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