|Project by ChuckM||posted 06-20-2013 03:14 PM||2722 views||19 times favorited||6 comments|
Richard, owner of the English Woodworker blog (http://tinyurl.com/l62lpj2), generously shared a withholding trick he learned from his grandfather for securing a workpiece on the workbench without the use of a tail vise.
I’ve made two such battens, using scraps of different thicknesses to cater for thin and thick workpieces. For the thinner batten, I chose to adhere a sandpaper to the back. To make this kind of batten, you’ll need:
A scrap, a layout tool and pencil, a saw, and 10 minutes or less. In this case, cutting it by hand is as fast as doing it on a bandsaw.
PS If you don’t have a holdfast, you can use it with a clamp.
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