Body holding fixture

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RHayes
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Body holding fixture

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A couple of quick jaws made to fit the bench dog holes in my little woodworkers bench. Some turned oak pegs and salvaged cabinet material, then a trip to our somewhat local boat top/upholstery shop. The owner was generous and even gave me a part can of commercial foam adhesive.
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Stray Feathers
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Looks great! With the sale of my wife's picture framing business and tools, I am gaining some shop space, but losing some work surfaces, and have a need (and opportunity) to build a proper workbench, so I will be keeping your idea in mind.
Skarsaune
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I picked up a Black and Decker Workmate that had been set out as trash in my mother's old neighborhood.

Padded with a moving blanket, it makes a pretty good body holding fixture.

Put my workboard on top, it's a convenient bench.

I've been using it quite a bit, since a 3' by 5' hickory table top is occupying my main work bench.
Not bad at all, for free.
Diane Kauffmds
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I also picked up a workmate when I first started building. I still use it.

Love the holder you made.
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RHayes
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I should re-visit the workmate. I won one many years ago at a lumberyard contractor's open house. For several years I had a small drill press sitting on it and de commissioned it when my current drill press arrived. The woodworkers bench is pretty versatile though and the end vise works like the workmate in many ways.
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