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Posted on Maple vs. Ash for workbench leg vise

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#1 posted 04-09-2012 07:12 PM

I would use the ash. Ash is very tough and springy. Maple
is hard and brittle. Ash is generally cheaper than maple as
well. Hickory, oak and elm have similar characteristics to ash.

I suggest ripping the flatsawn ash and laminating up a jaw.

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