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.