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A box of 9 pairs of wavy parallels.
Select a pair of parallels of the correct height, place in the vice.
Note: check that there is no swarf on the bottom surface of the vice.
Then place the workpiece on top of the parallels.
Workpiece nicely clamped up and protruding above the vice and parallel to the bed.
Price: approx £22 for this set.
You can use pieces of steel etc to jack up the workpiece in a vice, but there are times when you cannot find something that is the correct height or is just too thick.
Available at rdgtools.co.uk
See also: Tools.