Holding Down Work

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  • Wooden Lathe ChuckTip: Wooden Lathe Chuck

    by Walter Menning

  • Holding Your WorkHolding Your Work

    by Garrett Hack

    You want to control your tools, not waste your energy on work slipping around. Using a solid, flat workbench, Garrett Hack share some ideas for holding down a workpiece ...

  • Compression Chuck for a LatheCompression Chuck for a Lathe

    by Dale Ross

    A nicely finished foot on the bottom of a turned bowl is a feature that separates the work of a pro from that of a beginner. The biggest problem, says woodturner ...

  • Strategies for ClampingStrategies for Clamping

    by Jim Tolpin

    Jim Tolpin learned the hard way -- in the middle of making a spiral staircase with two laminations – that it’s important to have all the necessary materials on ...

  • Toggle ClampsToggle Clamps

    by Ed Hoffman

    Toggle clamps exert exceptional holding force, have a positive locking action, and are fast and easy to use with just one hand. They’re reasonably priced, too. ...

  • Wooden ClampsWooden Clamps

    by Richard Showalter

    Richard Showalter makes children's toys that collapse for easier shipping and storage. In making them, he perfected the art of making wooden screws, which paid ...

  • Work BenchWork Bench

    by Tage Frid

    After teaching in a U.S. school for a few months, Tage Frid decided the workbench he wanted did not exist in this country, so he designed a workbench like the one ...

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