Posted 18 October 2005 - 05:14 PM
Is one typically sufficient or should I install them both?
Posted 19 October 2005 - 08:47 AM
Posted 19 October 2005 - 10:23 AM
Any real need for two of them?
Posted 19 October 2005 - 11:01 AM
Posted 19 October 2005 - 08:35 PM
I have two on mine and use them both. But I have my bench set up for the two.
As you can see, I use an old leg vice on the front but it could be a regular vice too. I have a sliding deadman on the front to support the end of longer boards. As it's name implies it slides in a dado and the support is held in place by a couple of dowel pins. So I could put a wide board up there if I need.
My table has dog holes in it that line up with the end vice. I attached a large block with a dog hole to the vice. I can clamp boards flat on the bench to work on. After using this bench for a few months now I love it and can't imagine not having a proper bench to work on.
If I were to build another I would build it with the two vices setup like this one. I find them extremely useful and use both of them all the time. But you may work different them me and this might not suit your work style.
Posted 27 January 2006 - 07:47 PM
Ok, I see how a peg used in conjunction with the vise would fix a board.
Did you use a plan for somewhere to build the bench?
Posted 27 January 2006 - 09:14 PM
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