Yesterday was our fifteenth wedding anniversary. Eva gave me a cool card, treats and some interesting beers. ( thank you Sweetie) I gave her chocolates, a glass pitcher for summer drinks and a maple 15. I'm not much for cards.
This vise is my DIY version of a Moxon Vise. My vise is strong and flexible and can be mounted almost any where using a variety of clamps.
Because of the design I could slide the "15" down in the jaws and have it supported while I filed the saw makes away.
The other bonus is I mounted the vise on my stand up bench section so that I was working at chest level while filing, not hunched over. My back troubles me less when I stand up and sit up straight.
That is the assortment of rasps and files I used to remove the saw marks and smooth the wood. One of maple's great virtues is that it will finish as smooth as glass if you take the time.
As a foot note: here is the Wedding Guest Board that I made a couple of weeks ago.
I hope they still have it 15 years from now.