Shop-Made Miter Vise
With this rugged miter vise, clamping perfect gap-free miters is a snap.
Miter joints are some of the toughest joints to glue up. The angled pieces tend to slip around as you apply clamping pressure. And getting a flush, gap-free joint often ends up more like a juggling act. But with this miter vise, clamping miters is a snap. There are a lot of features packed into this capable vise. But what stands out is the stout construction. The thick blocks of hard maple and Baltic birch plywood will stand up to heavy use. Don’t worry. As you’ll see, building it isn’t complicated and won’t take much time.
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What You Get:
- 8 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- 32 full-color photos and illustrations
- Materials list
- Shop-tested guarantee from the editors of Woodsmith magazine
- Retail sources for project supplies
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.