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Poor man’s bench vise

I wanted a vise on my secondary workbench, but didn’t want to pony up the cash for another heavy-duty one like on my main workbench. So I built this low-dough bench clamping system to hold oversized boards. After installing T-track near the edge of my bench, I drilled holes through 10" handscrew clamps, as shown below, to accommodate 14 ×212 T-bolts. The star knobs lock the clamps along the T-track to accommodate different board widths and lengths.
—Ken Minnaert, Olympia, Wash.

 

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