Well, I got the vise installed. I used red oak for the vice face for two reasons. The primary reason is that I’ve never installed a vice before and it was my test piece. The second reason is I liked the way it eventually worked so it graduated to my workpiece and the finished product.
A quick test drive of the system for cutting some tails and it’s 100% success. The vice racks more than I hoped, but this procedure doesn’t involve extreme vise pressure and a like thickness piece in the opposite end compensates for the problem.
Thanks for looking!
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