Vises

On Vises—Part II

Cutting the vise opening into the apron and fitting the vise You can, as I said, use a jigsaw, but the hand tool method is more fun, more demanding and of course you get good exercise in clean, clear, breathable air. The choice is yours. With the layout lines in place, bore a series of holes in …

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On Vises Part I

Bench vises I’ve installed more vises through the years than I care to even think of counting, well over 200 I suspect. Add to that those I have coached in the fitting of them and it would triple that number because I used to teach a workbench making course to 16 students at a time, …

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York vise problems

Question: Hi Paul, Sorry to bother you on a Sunday. I’m using the record-style vise York 53ed since 4 years now. I keep it clean and oiled. Since a few days I can’t apply a lot of or even enough pressure and everytime I try it jumps open. In the past I encountered this only …

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Add-vise on bench vises

Many of you have written for advise on adding a bench vise to your new,y finished workbenches and of course there are many choices out there. I am fortunate in that I have access to secondhand ones in the UK and a good one will sell for about £50 more or less. One vise I …

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Questions answered – Veritas vises

Message: Hi Paul, I was wanting to know your thoughts on the veritas vises that you use in the school. Is the quick release cumbersome at all? I noticed you have to spin it 2 times counterclockwise to release it. Wasn’t sure if that was a pain or not, or if you prefer the squeeze release style better. I am purchasing …

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Questions answered on vises

I thought that this questioner might answer some questions for others. Up front I should say that these are my views and I am sure that others have theirs. I don’t think that mine are difinitive and I will say that we should look at the issues as woodworkers open to change. Hi Paul, Thanks …

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