|Forum topic by mak||posted 10-10-2013 03:42 AM||1839 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
10-10-2013 03:42 AM
I’m done building a simple workbench (nothing more than a very chunky table with a 3 inch thick top) and I am starting to consider work-holding. I plan to go the simple route – planing stops for board faces and an inexpensive shop-made Moxon vise for narrow boards and joinery. I’m a little stuck on how I will hold boards to joint the edges. I am considering using a Veritas Surface vise where a crochet would typically be located and using a sliding deadman to support the other end of the board. It looks like Follansbee uses a similar approach though his is a crochet with and integrated woodscrew:
I like the surface clamp for a few reasons:
1) Hold the board against the bench
Do you think the surface vise can resist the forces of jointing boards? If a board presses against the post of the surface vise will it damage it?