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Hold Fast

A hold fast is an accessory used on a woodworking workbench to fix a workpiece to the top or side of the bench while it is being worked.

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Workbench (woodworking) - Holding The Work - Hold Fast
... Another ancient method of holding the work is the hold fast or holdfast ... A holdfast looks like a shepherd's crook ...
Fast And Loose (con Game) - How It Works - On The Barrelhead
... X or the other as the side to which the loop will hold fast when pulled from the other side ... The overlapped part is trapped and is the hold-side ... the top string on either side will cause the loop to wrap around the opposite side and hold fast ...
Hold Fast
... A hold fast is an accessory used on a woodworking workbench to fix a workpiece to the top or side of the bench while it is being worked ... A hold fast is shaped like a shepherd's hook ... The hold fast is set by rapping the top with a mallet, which causes the shaft to wedge against the sides of the hole ...

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