Board Support

In the past I've used a stand to support the ends of long boards that were clamped up in my vise. But the stand got in the way, and it was a hassle to drag it out every time I needed to use it.

To solve this problem, I made a board support out of a scrap piece of 2x4, see Fig. 1. Then I attached it to the leg of my workbench with a butt hinge.

Now, when I need to clamp up a long board, I just swing out the board support. When I'm done, it just folds back under my bench.

Kevin Hemmingsen Wabasha, Minnesota

Board support made fro 2x4 stock

Swing board support out to hold ends of long workpieces

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Screw eye

Cut kerf on end of dowel to hold screw eye

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Screw eye

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