Designing the thing you want to make takes a lot time, thought, and expertise earned by trial and error. Designing a way to actually make the thing is the same. I’m amazed at how much effort and creativity I have to put into holding strategies. So when it comes right down to it, am I too proud to screw the block right to the machine table?
Nope. I’m not.
You can do that a few times… too many and it begins to look like swiss cheese! plus, each screw hole created is another spot you need to sand flat. This practice is NOT recommended in the long run.
Probably true. I’ve got an MDF spoil board though that I replace from time to time. This isn’t my favorite way to attach stuff but sometimes ya gotta do what ya gotta do.