I have a new vise for my workbench, but it has sharp metal jaws that can damage wood. Using two pieces of 3/8-inch plywood, I made wood saddles that I can slip over the throat of the device to keep from damaging the workpiece.

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Joe Truini

Radio Show Co-Host

Joe Truini is a contractor, author, and the host of “Simple Solutions” on Today’s Homeowner TV and the weekly Today’s Homeowner radio show. He has worked on both large commercial projects and residential remodeling, and has written for national publications such as This Old House and Popular Mechanics. He has also written eight books, including three best-selling shed-building books. Joe lives in Connecticut with his family and enjoys hiking, traveling, and baseball in his spare time.

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