A few weeks ago I was watching the Woodsmith Shop TV show on PBS. They showed a set of homemade soft jaws for a vise held in place by magnets. That set used very powerful button magnets set into the wooden jaws on the back side. Fitting the button magnets seemed like something requiring more time and precision than I wanted to devote to the project.
Step 1: Tools and materials
- Tin snips
- Ceramic block magnets from Harbor Freight (one dollar)
- 1 x 2 furring strip
- Old sheet metal