Nature’s Workbench

Last week, I described finding an old, heavy-duty vise for sale in Crown Trout Jewelers, a fine jewelry store in my community. While that was unexpected, its mounting was even more unexpected. Liz Bucheit, the owner, had three of the old vises mounted to a section of cottonwood log that was about 34 inches long and perhaps 30 inches across.

Choosing a Vise

Choosing a vise, like buying any tool, requires thinking about how you will use it before you go looking, much less buying.