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Workbench Build #32: Wagon Vise Cont'd...Again...

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Blog entry by Airframer posted 07-21-2013 08:16 PM 1382 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, I didn’t get as far as I had hoped yesterday but progress was made…

I finally got the shorter rivets and attached the runners to the base plate. If I had been able to find 3/16” thick plating large enough to make this all one piece that probably would have been better but this will work.

Then I drilled the dog hole, which was an experience in and of it’s self. My drill press doesn’t do straight holes so I was free handing this. I discovered that I don’t have a 3/4” auger bit for my brace so I had to kill some electrons to do this. After many failed attempts to put a straight hole in some scrap wood to use as a guide I finally got it “mostly vertical”. The hole leans a bit to one side but I think I can deal with that. I also used my dremel and cut an exit hole through the base plate for the dog.

Then I positioned the block onto the base and a couple wacks with a mallet marked where the rivets were. That allowed me to recess those spots so it would sit flush with the bottom.

Outlined the block, measured and drilled for the mounting screw holes..

Then a trip to the oil stone to flatten and polish up the runners a bit..

Attached the block and now it was time to sort out the shims and rails and get everything aligned.

Did a dry fit and marked the mounting holes for the flange bearing.. drilled, tapped and installed..

I had to attach a block at the end of the channel for the stop bearing. This bit was tricky. The OD for the bearing is 1 1/2” and my biggest bit is 1”. So I started with a 1 1/4” hole cutter and gut to the depth needed. That was followed by a 1” spade bit. That was then followed up by some free hand dremeling to get to the size needed.

Mixed some 5 min epoxy and with some shimming and creative clamping got the bearing seated in just the right spot to hold everything aligned straight..

Glued up some shims for the rails and now we wait on more shop time to get this finished up. Almost there I think..

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



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theoldfart

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#1 posted 07-21-2013 08:31 PM

Eric, I’m still amazed at what your are doing. Keep it up.

Had to leave my bench build alone for a few weeks, hope to be back at t this week.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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Don W

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#2 posted 07-21-2013 08:40 PM

that’s gettin ‘ur done!!!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Mauricio

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#3 posted 07-21-2013 10:14 PM

Really cool man. I like the use of the bearing. My bearing is just a little piece of wood with a hole in it.

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

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#4 posted 07-21-2013 10:34 PM

Nice work. Only went with 1 dog hole in it? Was there a reason it was so long with only one dog?

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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Airframer

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#5 posted 07-21-2013 11:59 PM

Mos – you mean other than the fact that I hadn’t even thought about that till you said something? No… now it’s bothering me. Stuck at work right now. I’ll have a look and see what I can do about that tomorrow.

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

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#6 posted 07-22-2013 12:45 AM

I am definitely impressed with your abilities, AF…

I was thinking one do would be sufficient, but now that Mos mentions it, multiple dog holes mean less travel tome for the user?

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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#7 posted 07-22-2013 01:24 AM

Not saying it’s an issue, I was just curious. I opted for single dog, and short wagon because I had a pretty limited amount of room for the whole wagon vise, so I wanted to maximize the travel of it. I just didn’t know if there was reason for a longer wagon or not, as I hadn’t researched that any :-)

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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