Instead of using a dust bag, I prefer attaching my orbital sander to a shop vac for the superior dust collection it offers. But wrangling the hose presents challenges of its own. I tried an overhead support but found it limiting for large panels or when I had to move my sanding table. A better solution is to attach the hose to my shop apron.
Edge gluing boards is always a challenge. Even if you’ve added biscuits to keep the pieces aligned, getting everything in place atop your bar clamps before the glue drips is stressful at best. I’ve found working vertically makes the process go a lot better.
The double screw vise has been around for centuries. Commonly referred to as a “Moxon Vise,” it is named after Joseph Moxon, who described the double screw vise in his book titled Mechanick Exercises. The WoodRiver® Moxon Vise Hardware Kit is a great way to make one of these extremely useful vises.