Bolt-on bases for benchtop tools
I added a 3⁄4 x2" hardwood cleat to the front edge of each tool base, as shown above, with a 5⁄16 " hole in the middle of the cleat. Through the hole in the cleat, I marked several spots along the front edge of my benchtop where I then installed 1⁄4 -20 brass threaded inserts. A 1⁄4 " hexhead bolt goes through the cleat into the insert, and holds the base and tool firmly in place.
—Jonny Krup, Oxnard, Calif.