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Anti-Racking for Leg Vise



This is an accessory for a leg vise to prevent the chop racking. There are other ways to do this - a deck of playing cards is easier - but I wanted to build it in, and not have to look for an accessory. Your bench may offer the same opportunity.

This is the anti-racking at work ...





How is this done? Alongside the leg is a "depth stop" built from a screw. It can be adjusted for the desired length ...




There is a steel plate in the chop to prevent wear ...



I designed and built this a few years ago. Rob Lee came to visit, and commented that the design needed extra reinforcement to prevent being bent back. He was correct, and I have now used angle sections to attach it to the leg. Solid as a rock ...






Regards from Perth

Derek


May 2019