putting new faces over the cast iron vise
going to use some maple i have but i was looking at the oak only
because it is so tough
the maple is not hard maple but it is also not soft
it is just right and i think it is one of those case where you just
happen to have the perfect pieces lying around
in other words i got lucky
what do you have on your vise faces
Want some give and compression - the whole idea is to protect
and hold in a vise.
I have a gun vice that has inserts that carry foam rubber (high density
closed cell) and the other side is AL.
Depends on what you hold and how hard.
On 5/16/2015 10:18 PM, Electric Comet wrote:
I use Poplar. Strikes me as tough, just soft enough to grip good, hard
enough to resist marking, etc. Can't say that I've regretted it, or even
paid that much attention to it. Didn't like White Oak - seemed too
Red oak. Entire workbench is made from red oak. Never thought about the s
oftness of the vise face wood and how it might mar the wood being held. I
don't work with balsa wood and cork. I do use some intelligence when turni
ng the vise handles to tighten the vise.
i also do not work with blasa or cork
i have worked with cork oak
it depends on what is in the vice
on occasion i have curvy things that go into the vice and i want to
minimize additional sanding
i keep some leaather around to protect them too
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