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Workbench Build #16: New Crank Handles...

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Blog entry by Airframer posted 02-27-2013 12:50 AM 1687 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 15: Moxon 3.. Almost done.. I think.. Part 16 of Workbench Build series Part 17: More Moxon... Finally doing some glue ups.. »

After finishing up one of the hand cranks for the Moxon vise I realized that the poor excuse of a turning I did on my leg vise crank handle just wasn’t going to cut it.

So after that revelation I scrounged up some scraps of Padauk and Oak and started piecing together a segmented stackup that would become my new crank handles for both the leg and wagon vises.

Once the glue was set on those I cut different sized plugs out with my hole saw set which works out nicely because it drills the pilot hole along with cutting the circle. This makes it easy to stack these up together.

Those 2 plus a section of a 1” oak dowel. I got excited to start shaping this and forgot to take any pics of the raw stackup but I did get some action shots and some after pics.

I sanded it with progressive grits from 80-1500 then a blue scothbrite pad. Those pics are after the initial coat of poly was applied. I have 2 on it now and waiting to add the third and final coat before waiting a day to do final wet saning and polishing. As usual updates to come.

Thanks for reading!

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



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gfadvm

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#1 posted 02-27-2013 02:34 AM

Nice! And turned on the drillpress. I like that as I don’t have a lathe. “Blue Scotch Pads”? Never saw those. What grit are they comparable to? Source?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#2 posted 02-27-2013 03:18 AM

I don’t know what grit they would be but you find them at the grocery store and they are meant for use on non-stick surfaces. I have found them to be even finer then the green ones so I usually finish up with one of those.

They are sold as Scotch Brite Non-Scratch or No-Scratch pads

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

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#3 posted 02-27-2013 04:14 AM

Thanks for the info. I have green, grey, and white ones and have heard of maroon but the blue are new to me. I’ll try em and see where they fit in the “grit scale”

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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