|Forum topic by Cliff De Witt||posted 03-16-2011 05:51 PM||1041 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
03-16-2011 05:51 PM
I have a quick question and not sure where to find the answer.
I got my wife a Woodworkers Bench vice for her carving. I have never used, and definitely never installed, one of these.
The workbench is a workhorse that I built about 35 years ago in my first garage. It is, as most are, I guess, built from a 2×4 stud frame covered with ¾” plywood and a ¼” hardboard (use to call it Masonite tm) .
I clamped the vice in place where I think she will want it, but the top of the vice is 1 7/8” below the workbench top.
My question is this:
Should the top of the vice be equal to the bench top? I am pretty sure it should but I am not sure how to do this do I:
I am thinking of mounting the Jaw equal to the top of the Plywood and routing out the back of the cushion to extend and match the hardboard.
I have a bunch of Oak scraps that I was going to make the jaw cushions with, is that okay or should they be soft wood?
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