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NEW! Series 2 Twin Handle Face Vise

  Based on customer feedback we have made some major improvements to the twin handle face vise. The improvements were numerous enough to warrant a new name; Series 2. Most of the improvements relate to ease of assembly and installation and a few improve performance.               The first change is a change to the mounting features of the housings. The series 2 housings have a close fitting hole in one of the front mounting ears and a close fitting slot in [...]

Hovarter vise on cnc router table

Woodworking in America

We had a great time at WIA. This was our first trade show and it was a very good experience. I had the opportunity to personally meet a lot of the Popular Woodworking staff and Christopher Schwarz who had a booth across the hall from us. The Hovarter Custom Vise is featured in Chris’s book, “The Workbench Design Book”. Chris is a great guy and it was a pleasure to meet him. (more…)

Mounting an End Cap

Mounting an end cap on the end of a work bench can be challenging. Since the end cap grain direction is perpendicular to the grain direction of the bench top, the bench top must be allowed to move with seasonal humidity changes or it may split where it is restrained. The typical way to handle this situation is to route some slots into the underside of the bench top to accept standard hex nuts. The end cap then has [...]