I put in a bench vise today and, as per advice from this group, used
bolts, nuts and washers. I drilled a couple of flat-bottomed holes in
the bench top, just deep enough to keep the bolt heads below the level
of the bench surface.
Once I'm pretty sure I've got the vise the way I want it, I'd like to
fill in the holes with...something. Something that would leave the
surface flat afterward, maybe after sanding . Ideas? Wood putty? Epoxy?
(I'm probably not brave enough for that one) Something else?
Use hex head bolts and flat washers under head.
Pour fairing putty (epoxy thickened with mivro-balloons to a soupy
consistancy) proud of bench top.
Allow to cure for 2-3 days then sand flush.
BTW, drill hole at least 1/2"-5/8" deep so that putty is at least
3/16" over bolt head.
I use the above for my jigs.
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