Work-Holding Trick - Portable Holding Board

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Project by ChuckM posted 08-28-2014 02:54 PM 2121 views 2 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Work Holding Trick – Portable Planing Jig / Board

This shop trick is from the Fine Woodworking magazine (Dec. 2002), using a cam clamp to secure a stock for planing, carving, etc. I got my clamp from Lee Valley:,43838,47843

You may adapt and use a different type of clamp for this trick.

To use, clamp the board on the bench using the cleat with a vise or a clamp on the front. To hold stock thinner than the jaws, simply shim the workpiece up with a scrap.

The last photo shows an invited visitor as I worked with the jig, drawing my attention with his (her?) vocalized entry.

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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#1 posted 08-28-2014 03:35 PM

Great Idea !!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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