Reply To: How can I use a vise in the city, the no-bench blues

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Reply To: How can I use a vise in the city, the no-bench blues 2015-12-08T17:31:34+00:00
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Hi Tomas

If you look at the ideas Mike and James posted, both are good.

To start cheap is just buy a bunch of clamps. If you need to stand something on its side to plane edge grain. Clamp a length of 4×4 to the table, then clamp the work piece to the 4×4. If the piece is long, work at the edge of the table and let the piece hang off the side of the table.

Another way to start is make a simple moxon vise and clamp it to your kitchen table. You don’t need expensive clamps either.

If you have a little extra room, the portable bench Mike posted is an awesome way to get started

Just remember where there is a will, there is a way. Be creative and have fun.

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