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Odd-shaped piece? Strap that rascal down
Not everything a woodworker has to deal with has straight sides or square corners to help secure it. Sometimes, as in the case of burl, it can be as hard to hold onto as a greased pig. To clamp large, irregular-shaped material to a workbench, use a web clamp fed through a dog hole, under the bench, and over the object.
—James Morin, West Hartford, Conn.
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