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Ever so often I need to hold a cane shank vertically to work on the end. The problem has been at times I don't really want to crank down HARD/TIGHT with the vise or I might mar the cane, so how do I hold it tight while drilling/sawing/sanding (???)

My aged brain hasn't quite died - yet.

Check this . . .

Because the butt end of the shank is against that Tee, I can "clamp" the shank into the vise just enough to hold it upright. And that's the unit I use when drilling those "have-to-be-almost-perfect" end holes for future handles.

CAUTION: 81 year old genius at work.

I've ordered my sign to put out at the front of our driveway.
 

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Great idea! :thumbsu: Your brain is not aged, its well seasoned like a piece of good wood! :)
 

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i FORCED my wife to clean it before I took those pics....PLUS my helicopter was shot down right after we saw Santa and the reindeer. Or maybe it was the Easter Bunny.

TRUTH: I/we love keeping our home/car/garage spotless. So when we make messes we clean them up.
 

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A 6 inch length of silicon or rubber hose slit down its length and wrapped round the shank makes a good protector for holding it in a vice.
 

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Q: what's the normal garden hose I.D? 3/4" at the most these days? That great idea would work on some sticks but not on most of mine.
 
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