Workbench Build #11: Wagon Vise Hardware..Mostly Done..

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Blog entry by Airframer posted 02-19-2013 01:51 AM 8256 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 10: Finished cutting the top and started planning out the wagon vise.. Part 11 of Workbench Build series Part 12: First real issue.. Suggestions needed »

Spent the day piecing together and cutting iron for the wagon vise hardware and skid. As I had mentioned in the previous post this is what I am getting my inspiration from…

I am using the same hand wheel as on the leg vise just a smaller diameter. I have also added a tapered copper fitting to the end of the screw that fits into a bearing that will be pressed into the wood under the table to add both stability to the screw and a bit more of a smooth crank.

I wasn’t able to get any of the welding done today but should be able to get ‘er done this week sometime. Here it is mocked up. If you notice the gap between the 2 angle brackets on the bottom. They have been drilled 1 size larger than the rods and sandwiched between them will be a poly cutting board bearing drill to the exact diameter of the rods. Should work just as good as a Teflon bearing with a bit of wax added.

Here is today’s stopping point and a group shot of the 2 vises… you will also see how much of that 6’ threaded rod is left…. Moxon anyone?

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#1 posted 02-19-2013 07:57 PM

This is going to come out awesome man! Great work. Good idea for the plastic slide pieces.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#2 posted 02-19-2013 11:09 PM

Thanks man! I hope so… so far all I have are some sticks and a picture in my head. I hope it all turns into something soon lol.

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#3 posted 02-20-2013 01:59 AM

That is some deep thinking going on there. Very cool, looks like it’s coming together. (I’ll know it only when I see it…) Great stuff!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#4 posted 02-20-2013 05:17 AM

Man, I’m so envious…

Cool stuff, really.

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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