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Woodsmith Issue 71 cover image

September 2003
Issue 71

Shop-Made Benchtop Vise
Page 15: Materials
List indicates that piece A - Front Jaw requires 1 3/4 x 4 1/4 - 11 but it should be 1 3/4 x 4 1/4 - 10 1/2. Note: an alternate fix would be to increase the length of piece E - Rear Jaw Face from 8 1/2" to 9". Change EITHER A or E, but NOT both.
Page 16: Figure 2
Height of piece A - Front Jaw printed as 11" but it should be 10 1/2". Note: an alternate fix would be to increase the length of piece E - Rear Jaw Face from 8 1/2" to 9". Change EITHER A or E, but NOT both.
Page 17: Figure 3
Possible issue with the width of the filler block (piece C) and the overall width of the base. If you cut everything according to the plans, the base comes out 1/16" too wide. The easiest solution is to cut the rabbets in the base runners (B) 21/32" wide instead of 5/8" wide. Alternate solution: Make the filler block only 2" wide instead of 2 1/16" wide, and leave the rabbets at 5/8" wide. This may result in the mounting bolt fitting a little snugly in the slot in the base. In that case, you'll need to sand the inside faces of the slot by hand to create some clearance.