Sunday, September 14, 2014

Review of Two WoodRiver Vises: Pattern Makers' and Gunstock

Long ago, I drooled on the Tucker vise page of the Lee Valley catalog. Seemed really nice; seemed really expensive.  So I punted and got a typical quick-release vise.  Works great, for flat stuff.

Recently, I took a class from Michael Fortune and had him over to my shop.  Showed him my projects and he recommended these two vises from WoodRiver.

The Pattern Makers' vise is an Emmert vise-like vise (as was the Tucker, which is no longer made).  The Gunstock vise is a different style vise, but has a lot of uses.

In this review, I'll show you what they do and how I used them on some curved and tapered table legs I'm working on right now.

They aren't cheap so getting a chance to see them swing around and how you can use them is likely a good thing.