|Project by ChuckM||posted 08-16-2012 01:56 PM||3659 views||23 times favorited||8 comments|
Wood magazine (Oct. 2012) features a holding jig in its Shop Tips column with an adjustable fence.
I made mine out of scrap 1/2” plywood, 2×4 (for the cleat) and T-bolts and knobs (example of source: http://www.leevalley.com/en/hardware/page.aspx?p=65642&cat=3,51887&ap=1)).
To use it, clamp the jig to the bench at the cleat and adjust the fence to suit the width of the stock. One can add spacers (scrap hard boards) to raise a thin stock, if needed.
Unlike using clamps (e.g. http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=31129&cat=1,41637,41645,31129), there’s no worry of overclamping and buckling, especially with thin workpieces.
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