Living on the edge without a vise

I don't have a nice woodworking vise, so when gluing some edge-banding to a plywood shelf recently, I had to improvise a way to hold the shelf on edge. I C-clamped two blocks of 2x4 scrap to my bench, as shown, and then clamped the shelf to these blocks. I attached the banding, and trimmed it flush with my laminate trimmer without moving the shelf.
—Joshua Friend, Monroe, Conn.

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