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Using an engineer's vice for woodwork

Can someone explain if you can use an engineer's vice (metalworking vice) to hold wood? Thanks.
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Turning vise screws?

I've been trying to wrap my head around how to turn a wooden vise screw on the lathe (around 3 to 6 TPI) . I've looked at Thread chasing and a few jigs, but the have a few problems: The thread chasing ...
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Leg vise - Planning for toe-in clearance on leg/chop vise screw holes

I am building a workbench with a leg vise using a traditional parallel guide/pin board. The vise screw is an off-the-shelf 18" metal vise screw, the legs are southern yellow pine and the vise ...
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Face vise position in restricted space

I have seen many examples of different kinds of workbenches and instructions for building them online, and when they feature a face vise it is nearly always positioned at the left hand of the bench. ...
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Best way to mount bench vise for my particular bench?

My bench has a 2x4 edge and if I line up the vise where the inner claw is flush so I can mount things vertically, then a little of the vise overhangs a little. Would this not be proper? If I push it ...
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Using a Jim Miller Tenon Jig

Has anybody built the tenon cutting jig from this article (video here). I bought the issue of Popular Woodworking issue that it came from and it says the curved support (on the left in the picture) is ...
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Making a Wooden Vise (or wooden screw thread)

I want to build a moravian workbench. I am trying to decide between a wooden screw from Lake Erie or trying to cut my own thread with a tap and die set. Does anyone have any experience with cutting ...
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Is there another name for these heavy duty cam-style clamps?

I have a Porter Cable dovetail jig that has clamps for holding the boards. (Other brands have similar clamps.) These have wide bars supported only at the ends, so there is room for a wide board to ...
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Vise Alignment/Mounting

I'm almost ready to mount a face vise on the workbench I built, and it didn't come with instructions, but I see it has holes to attach it into the bottom and/or the front of the workbench top. The ...
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Gluing up using bench vise

I was trying to find some information online about using a vise along with dog holes instead of clamps for glue up. I can't find a single reference to it. Is this commonly done? Can the vise ...
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Help me fix mistake -- twin screw vise spacing runs screws into table legs

So I am working on building a work bench, which is nearly finished, the last step is to install this veritas twin-screw vise as a end vise. The workbench is from Paul Seller's youtube videos and ...
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Vise chop thickness?

I'm in the process of making a work bench, mostly following the Nicholson style, and with a vise like this one. The only difference is that I'm going to be using hard wood for the vise chop, and I ...
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Looking for a type of vise that would fit on a cnc table

We have a CNC machine with an aluminum t-slot table and I'm looking for some type of small vise that could be secured to the table to hold very small work pieces. We have a variety of hold-downs and ...
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Are some workbench features not suitable for a softwood workbench?

I am hoping that this summer I will get time to make a roubo style workbench. Since I typically work with reclaimed materials I am going to be using top made from pine that I will be laminating. Since ...
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How does this leg vise parallel chain guide work?

I am planning a new workbench with a leg vise and came across this chain assembly for the parallel guide in a couple pictures. I cannot find any other information on it, but it looks like it pulls ...
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Using a normal bench vise for a drill press?

I'm aware that there is a separate type of vise specifically for drill presses, but the workshop where I'm at are a little short on budget and I'm wondering if a normal bench vise like this one can ...
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Considerations when making my own threaded dowel for a vise

After looking at the answers for this question I was inspired to make a Moxon vise for easy table top use. This will buy me time until I make my actual woodworking bench. The one I have in mind is ...
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Front and Leg vise

It will probably have to wait until next summer but I am going to build my first woodworking bench soon. I want to have at least one vise on it. I was thinking the front or leg vise. They both clamp ...