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The $5 Dovetail Vise

A simple - and cheap! - dovetail vise may be made from two bolts and metal thread inserts. Add a couple of spinners from scrap. Remove the vise when not needed. All that is visible will be the two thread inserts in the bench apron.

When needing to transfer the marks from tails to pins on long boards, I clamp the pin board in the end vise and balance the tail board on a board clamped upright in the dovetail vise.

A corner clamp is used to hold the two together (BB will love this one!)

Regards from Perth


July 2008