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October Meeting

Woodworking Vises

Mike Payst 

Tuesday, October 18, 7:00 PM

Back in 2010, I built a heavy workbench with the usual commercial metal end vise plus a wooden chop. For that bench, I also made my first wooden leg vise to serve as the face vise and that got me interested in vises with wooden chops and metal actuating hardware. Since then, I have been puttering with vises and have led three TWA workshops to build leg vises and Moxon vises as shown below.

This program will start with commentary on the various types of woodworking vises that have been used over the years. Then, I will describe the vises that I have designed. Some of the design points on these vises have
worked very well and others not as well and I will cover these in detail. Additional topics such as procuring parts and maintenance will be touched upon. 




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