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  1. Wood for vice jaws

    General Woodworking Discussion
    I'm building a workbench and have incorporated an Eclipse woodworking vise. It has metal jaws with provision for attaching wooden ones. What wood should I use, a softwood that will deform and crush if it encounters a protrusion or unevenness, or hardwood that won't deform, but might inflict...
  2. Leg vice bottom rail idea

    Design & Plans
    Okay, so I'm (still) designing my workbench, and I'm trying to come up with some way to not have to fool with the little pin/screwdriver for adjusting the bottom rail of the vise. My thought is to have a ratcheting rod or rail that engages a rod up inside the leg. There would be a lever or...
  3. What's on your workbench?

    General Woodworking Discussion
    I like to keep my bench completely clear. I'm always getting out my bench grinder and my bench vice, securing them to the bench, using them, unsecuring them and putting them away. I also have some t-tracks on my bench and use a universal fence on them. I spend more time switching between those...
  4. ZYLISS Vice, made in Switzerland

    Hand Tools
    I purchased a Zyliss vice several years ago and I use it heavily on certain jobs I build. I have a model Profi-King Plus I have wore out some of the parts. Were can I buy new parts or is there anyone out there that would have one they aren't using and would consider getting rid of there Zyilss...