Sometimes, it would be handy to have  a second vise, especially one that can hold a wide workpiece steady.

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Sometimes, it would be handy to have a second vise, especially one that can hold a wide workpiece steady. The solution is as close as your clamp rack. Clamp a parallel-jaw clamp to your bench, as shown, using a spacer block beneath the clamp bar to hold it level on the workbench. Then, clamp the workpiece between the jaws. With this setup, you can hold in place a workpiece as wide as the clamp's capacity.
—Joe Tripodi, Glendale, Ariz.