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Blog entry by A Slice of Wood Workshop posted 06-04-2014 09:38 PM 1431 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I go over two techniques to get around with not having a tail vise. If you have other ways, feel free to share them in the comments.

-- Tim- http://www.asliceofwoodworkshop.com; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/asliceofwood



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stefang

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#1 posted 06-04-2014 09:59 PM

Excellent solution and good video. Another way to do it might be to make the top for the bench dog in a cam (teardrop) shape so you can just rotate it into the workpiece to lock it into place. Same principal, but eliminates the need for a separate wedge.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 06-04-2014 10:22 PM

Good solution. Wedges are always handy.

A couple other ways I’ve saved

Bernoulli Spiral Clamps from a fellow LJ

Holdfast and a Batten from Richard Maguire.

-- "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money." Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835

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Tim

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#3 posted 06-05-2014 12:17 AM

Nice, simple, I like it.
Shipwright has a whole wedge powered vice system including wagon and leg vices.
http://lumberjocks.com/shipwright/blog/series/5516
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/70623

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hhhopks

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#4 posted 07-16-2014 01:57 AM

I have to try it.
Make dogs and wedges.
Thanks

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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