Hi all, I’m a new/beginner/aspiring hand tool woodworker. Like many others I’ve found Will Myers’ excellent video on building the Moravian workbench. I’m happy to see so much discussion on Moravian benches on this forum! I’m wrapping up the trestles and starting the long stretchers now. I’ve been thinking about what I’m going to do for a face vise. Originally I’d been planning on using the wooden screw that Will uses from Lake Erie Toolworks but I’m starting to wonder if I should reconsider. I noticed Lake Erie also sells nice looking cast iron face vises from Milwaukee Tools for about the same cost. I’ve never used a wooden screw vise before so I’m not sure what would be best for me. I’m so new I don’t have a good grasp of pros and cons or other alternatives. I’d love it if others with more experience could chime in with their thoughts. I like the traditional appeal of the wooden screw but ultimately seek performance and longevity as well.
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