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152 days ago

Best way to join two boards lengthwise @ 90 degrees? - 6 replies

I’m building a moxon vise, and I need to join two boards together to form the base: What would the best method be? I originally was thinking dovetails, but with the grain running like that would a doweled joint work better? With the brace screwed in as shown will it matter much? These are the options I’ve thought up so far:

508 days ago

Miter slot location on router table? - 8 replies

I recently got a Rockler router plate and a 31.5” miter track. I’m wondering what the best place for the track would be. Big black circle is the operator’s locationThe two red lines are the positions I’m considering.Which would be better or safer? I’m leaning towards A, but wanted some more experienced input....

533 days ago

Clamp design - 20 replies

Trying to design a vise for my workbench.Does anyone see any glaring flaws with this design?Does anyone have recommendations on improvements? (not pictured are a second set of nuts beneath the angle bar inside the vise, or I may thread the holes in the angle bar) The jaws are 16” wide and should have around 11” of travel ...

555 days ago

Hardwood Benchdog inserts for low quality bench tops? - 13 replies

Ok, so the story so far is that I’m making my first workbench; I’m at the supply store and in a minute of cheapskatedness I buy 3/4” particleboard for the benchtop because I like the homogeneity, density, and price. I come to my senses later and realize that this was a poor choice, but since I had to cut the board at the sto...

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