Makeshift Bench Vise on the Fly

Need a bench vise in a hurry? Try this makeshift one with some clamps and plywood.

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I don’t use a bench vise often enough to warrant the expense of purchasing one. When I do need a vise, I use this seat-of-the-pants method. Cut piece of cheap plywood in half, clamp the workpiece between the two plywood halves, and then clamp the assembly to the workbench. This is a cheap, simple way to create a make-shift bench vise and accomplishes all that I need. – Matt Boley

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