Vices & Work Holding

Does Your Workbench Need A Vice?

Of the many types of woodworking vice that are available, few are more suited to the hand tool user than the traditional variants.

For the face vice give some thought to a leg vice, or the horizontal variant that’s often seen on English style benches.

Much of the work held down to the bench top was traditionally held without a tail vice though.
Alternatives such as working against a planing stop, &/ or using a holdfast are generally far more efficient and encourage better techniques with your hand planes.

Below you’ll find all of our posts detailing traditional vices, along with some of the traditional vice-less working methods that I use in my work.