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    Vise Anti-Racking Device

    A gentleman on another forum mentioned this as an idea but hadn't tried it out yet. It sounded good to me so I gave it a try.

    Clamping on one side of the jaw can cause racking

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    Enter the A.R.D. (Anti Racking Device )

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    Versatile too

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    Just a 1/4" dowel with some 1/8" luan scrap pieces on it. Size your dowel to allow the unused pieces to clear the vise jaw. I drilled 1/4" hole in the end of a 1/2" dowel, cut off a couple "donuts" and glued them on as keepers.
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    Great idea Glenn
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    Very, very good Glenn! No problem finding it with a workbench that clean either!



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    thanks for sharun the other guys idea with us
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    Thanks Glen! I love home grown solutions!

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    Hey Glenn, I use anti racking blocks, about a half dozen of them, each gives two sizes. Yours is way more efficient, and also elegant. I'm going to make one soon. What a great idea. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Richardson View Post
    Thanks Glen! I love home grown solutions!
    Quote Originally Posted by ken werner View Post
    Hey Glenn, I use anti racking blocks, about a half dozen of them, each gives two sizes. Yours is way more efficient, and also elegant. I'm going to make one soon. What a great idea. Thanks.
    Once again, a guy over on another forum mentioned putting "blocks on a dowel". I just interpreted his idea. I used to use a stair-stepped block but it is large and awkward. I might recommend a 3/8" dowel; the 1/4" works fine but feels a bit delicate. Time will tell.
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    Neat. Simple.
    I like simple.

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    Thanks for posting Glenn.

    BTW I like your bench, is the top masonite and what do you have under it?
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    Four layers of 3/4" MDF wrapped with fir trim. Reasonable price, heavy, quick to make ;-)
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