|Forum topic by hiswillus||posted 03-15-2013 10:36 PM||892 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
03-15-2013 10:36 PM
Just ordered me a Draper 45233 from Amazon and it’s on it’s way. Getting prepared for my bench dog set up. I’m a noob and been using only clamps for a couple months now and sooo look forward to having my work piece actually stable while I’m working on it.
Just opening up this for discussion and tips from anybody that has wisdom to offer in this area. I noticed that the guys “Get started in Woodworking” from Fine Woodworking set up there starter bench with the vice as a face vice with the dog holes running away from the worker along the short side of the bench. Does anybody know why they did it this way or what the benefits of this way might be opposed to putting the vice on the side of the bench and running the dog holes along the long width of the bench. I can only assume they want the length of the bench to suport a long board when necessary with a peg in the far leg.
Also does anyone have any tips for keeping a plum hole when you don’t have a drill press.