1. The workbench
A wooden workbench is suitable for working horn. It should be equipped with a wooden vice, a fitter's vice and a bench clamp. The wooden vice is used for holding untreated horns. The fitter's steel vice has parallel jaws and is used for holding pieces of horn while they are being worked. The clamp is used to secure untreated or flattened horns firmly to the bench. It should have an eccentric grip to avoid splintering the horn.
A workbench with its fittings is shown in figure III.1.
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