Workbench Sl*V* Aka Deadman A La Tage Frid
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Deadman helping to hold a long piece of wood.A stout 'deadman' or 'bench slave' is one of simplest jigs you can build, and it can be an invaluable addition to any workbench with a tail vise.You clamp this fixture, which is essentially a heavy block of wood that rests on the floor, into your tail vise and set a pin into an appropriate hole to support the end of long pieces of wood you want to work at the bench at an appropriate height.
Made from a single piece of wood.I made mine from some scrap hard maple left over from building my workbench.I milled the blank to 35.5″ long x 3″ wide by 1-3/4″ thick and planed off any mill marks.
I also rounded off all the edges.A block plane or 1/8″ roundover bit in a router gets that job done.Use dividers to walk off the hole locations.I wanted 11 evenly spaced holes to match what Frid had, and used a pair of dividers to walk off the holes.
The first hole is 3″ down from the top of the blank, and each hole below that is spaced at 3″ on center from the previous hole.This...