When it comes to woodworking, properly securing wood while working on it can make your work safer and more accurate than having it flop around on the bench.
There are many ways to secure your work. You can use a vise and bench dogs, some wedges, planing stops or clamps, but the classic tool are hold downs – heavy duty iron or steel rods with a bend in them that are hammered down into a bench dog hole and provide tremendous holding force.
This week, do you use hold fasts to hold your work at your bench? If not, tell us how you do it.