Workbench Vise Garters????

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Forum topic by ShannonRogers posted 01-05-2009 06:36 AM 2843 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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01-05-2009 06:36 AM

Topic tags/keywords: vise garter workbench wooden screws joe communale bigwoodvisecom

Good Evening Friends,

I am in the middle of my workbench build and my wood screws from just arrived. There are grooves routed in the screw to accept an internal garter. The groove is set back from the hub about an inch so that the garter can be centerd in a 2” chop (according to the maker). I have been in contact with Joe the maker about how this internal garter works and it sounds like I am supposed to mortise into the chop from the side and slip the garter in from there. I may be off and I am waiting on a reply from Joe to confirm this. I am wondering if anyone out there has done this and may be able to explain it to me since I am horribly confused. A picture would definately be worth a thousand words in this case. All I can find on the internet is shots of external garters where the garter is screwed into the outside face of the chop (like Mike Lingenfelter’s Holtzappfel bench)

Any insight would be greatly appreciated.


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#1 posted 01-05-2009 10:20 PM

Hey Shannon,

The screws I used only had External garters. This is the first I’ve heard for Internal garters. Internal garters sound like a lot work. On, Joe talks about that you can do either Internal or External with his screws. My External garters are working fine for me.

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