Ken, the vise looks very nice. Did you use 3 pine boards, or another material?
I looks pretty similar to my front vise. I have been thinking about putting another of the same on the end.
I put some poplar plates lined with leather in my front vise and tuned the front of the bench… I had a bit of twist in the front apron that was causing my vise not to close evenly. I have it worked out now though, and that leather really grips… I love it. I want to get a better leather though I think… I used some suede-like rough leather from a shop apron I cut up. What type are you using… how is it working?
Thanks David. No cleaner buddy, just keeping to this https://woodworkingmasterclasses.com/discussions/topic/keeping-the-workshop-tidy/
Yes, dog holes in the jaw and in the bench.
Jay, I used Pine on my bench and I’m happy with it. I didn’t think about leather in the vise though. i think one of Paul’s videos showed him using rubber drawer liner or some kind of non slip pad in his. I was going to try that as well. I’ve even seen plywood used for vise jaws. Nothing wrong with that as log as it holds your work securely.
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
I added a flap of shelf liner to my vise. I pinched it between the jaw liner and the jaw. Like Paul has been using in the videos. Just not as ragged, yet. Its there when I need it and I just flip it out the way when I don’t. It’s a simple little thing but made a big difference in my work flow.
The bench looks great. I’d like to add a tail vise to my bench when I finally get it done. I think I’ll be using the vise that I took off of my Dad’s workbench that was in the basement of the house he lived in. That house which is in NYC was flooded in the so called “Superstorm Sandy” last year. I got the vise off a couple of months before the storm.
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