|Forum topic by Brett||posted 05-15-2012 10:22 PM||1303 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
05-15-2012 10:22 PM
I bought a 10/4 board of soft maple recently with the intent of using it to make a leg vise for my Roubo-style workbench.
Here’s a picture of a leg vise:
I know that hard maple might have been preferable, but I’m wondering if anyone has had bad experiences using soft maple to make jigs for use around the shop. Any comments? Any reason not to use soft maple in a leg vise?
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