Lining rear jaw of vise?

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Forum topic by Tom_in_PA posted 09-11-2017 05:51 AM 818 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-11-2017 05:51 AM

I am in the final stages of finishing my first bench. I am building a modified version of Rob Lang’s 21st Century workbench. I am installing a Veritas twin screw vise on the face and a Veritas face vise in the end vise position.

My question is I have a large roll of cork & synthetic rubber sheet (3/32” thick) that I will be lining the front jaws of both vises with. I am considering also lining the rear jaws as well. Any reasons why I shouldn’t (I cannot think of any and I researched and not much out there on the topic)?

Thank you in advance,

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#1 posted 09-11-2017 12:35 PM

I have leather via contact cement on the faces and backs of both vises on my bench, if that makes any difference to your thought process. I think it helps hold work and provides just a bit of protection as well to the pieces being held.

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#2 posted 09-18-2017 01:24 AM

Thanks Smitty and sorry for the delay in my reply (life!). I will be affixing the cork/rubber via contact cement as well. Hopefully next weekend.

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#3 posted 09-18-2017 07:29 PM

I would.

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