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Project by ChuckM posted 01-23-2014 04:48 PM 2908 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

T-slot Bench Slave – Easy to Make and Easy to Use

24”-long T-slot track, T-nut, knob, 3 1”-dia. magnets, and a 2×4

I can position the bench stave anywhere along the metal surface. You can easily adapt this bench stave for your workbench using clamps, etc.

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted





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CFrye

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#1 posted 01-23-2014 06:17 PM

I don’t understand Chuck. What does it do? Is it like a ‘deadman’?

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#2 posted 01-23-2014 07:06 PM

I think we need a bit more info on how to use this????

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ChuckM

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#3 posted 01-23-2014 07:27 PM

Oops! Sorry for the typo. This is a bench slave for holding the end of a long piece while the other end is clamped in the vise. The support can be adjusted up or down to suit the size of the piece. A traditional bench stave is shown in the picture and can also be seen here in use

http://www.cthomaswoodworks.com/woodworking/14-5/

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