- 2 Jul 2020
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Hi SteL, most impressed, not sure really why you are using nails except that’s what probably other people have told you, but that’s not your fault. I like the way you defeat your problems, I always think that what makes a good woodworker is the way they can think ahead in an innovative way to solve the problems to get a great end result.
Now have a look at my post, it’s called something like " I think this should be required viewing for every woodworker " A really great woodworker showing how to hold timber down or against a bench using bench holdfasts, a strange thing that lifts out of the centre of the bench, and a strange angled stick on the front apron.
I know, gobbledygook but you watch it, I know you will be amazed. Happy woodworking Ian
Thanks, Ian. I read that post yesterday and gave it the thumbs up! I was amazed that you could hold things in that many different ways - and with no vice. I've mentioned this before, but as a beginner, trying to work out the best way to position and hold things is difficult (or I've found it difficult). I've had those trestles in some wayward positions trying to mark them up or plane them.
Agreed, hopefully, as I get more experienced I will see more problems in advance rather than stumbling through them!
I was going to use dowel rather than nails but I'm having a go at only using hand tools and when I thought about drilling all the holes by hand I broke out in a sweat!
On the subject of holdfasts... I've picked up a Record 145 with 2 collars and a Record 146 with one collar (just missing the bolts and nuts). When it comes to fitting them I'll probably be back asking for the best positioning on the bench.