07 Jan Veritas Miniature Workbench and Accessories
For woodworkers who are doing fine work on small parts (everything from fishing lures to dollhouse furniture), Veritas has created a miniature version of its work-holding system. There’s a workbench called the Veritas Miniature Worksurface (item 05P8655, $24.50), and an accessory set (05P8656, $54.50) that contains all the hardware.
The 11″ × 8″ worksurface is made from 18mm Baltic birch plywood and has an array of 17/64″ diameter dog holes that are spaced 1-1/2″ apart. Four rubber feet help prevent the platform from shifting in use.
At 1:3 scale of their full-size versions, the miniature work-holding accessories are sized to fit in those 17/64″ dog holes. The set includes a Wonder Dog, a hold-down, four surface dogs and a pair of planing stops. Work can be secured horizontally with a Wonder Dog or vertically with a hold-down. The clamping screw on the miniature Wonder Dog provides approximately 1-1/4″ of travel. The hold-down has a 3″ cast steel arm and a 3″ post, and it provides 1″ of clamping capacity. The set of four brass surface dogs is for fast and repeatable work positioning. They can also be used in combination with the Wonder Dog, hold-down, and planing stops. The face of each surface dog is 11/32″ wide by 3/16″ tall. Each miniature planing stop slips over a pair of miniature surface dogs to present a solid bearing surface, allowing thin materials to be worked without obstruction. For tasks that involve the application of horizontal force in one direction, such as planing, a single stop can be used with no additional clamping. Stops can also be placed perpendicular to one another to capture two edges of the work-piece to prevent rotation. Offered as a pair, each planing stop measures 4″ × 1/2″ and is made from 0.10″ thick anodized aluminum.
Made in Canada.