You are here

Workbench expansion gives you a leg up

Bench vise helps support extra-wide projects.

I was building a corner cabinet when I realized my workbench wasn't quite wide enough for the project. To solve the problem, I enlisted my bench vise to create a temporary workbench addition, as shown.

The extension top is a separate, compact table that's quickly but firmly held in place by the vise. To install it, I first use the bench vise to align the surface of the extension flush with the benchtop. Then I use the leveler on the bottom of the leg to firmly position the rest of the extension and take some of the pressure off the vise.
—Dave Wywial, Janesville, Wis.

Read more about

Tip of the Day

Fuzz buster

shop tip

How many times have you smoothly finished new wood, only to have the grain raised by stain, paint,... read more