Workbench Build #34: Wagon Vise is Alive!

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Blog entry by Airframer posted 07-24-2013 10:07 AM 1793 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 33: Going Backwards Again.. But for a Good Cause.. Part 34 of Workbench Build series Part 35: Endcap Part Deux.... »

Well, after the setback I spent most of this morning and a few hours after work finishing this up.

After the initial assembly there were some sticky spots that got fixed with a chisel and then there was some major sticking towards the end of the run on the end cap side of things. That took about 3 hours to get figured out. The bearing flange needs to be shimmed on one side so I need to come up with a creative tapered washer of some sort. Am kinda leaning towards a leather compression washer but we will see what works best. Right now I just have a shim under one corner holding it in position.

I was so in the zone that I didn’t take any pictures of the rebuild but it went mostly the same way as the initial build.

So… it’s not perfect or even pretty but it works and I made it lol. I still want to polish the threads and lube it up real good but here is a Mos style video of the vise in motion.

The bench is upside down but you can clearly see the plate moving.

Next up is to cut the dado on the end caps and tool well walls and back to dovetailing them together.

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

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#1 posted 07-24-2013 10:37 AM

Well done AF! At the rate you work, the entire bench should be complete before dinner. Please post pics. :-)

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#2 posted 07-24-2013 12:15 PM

Oh yea, he’s doin’ it!

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#3 posted 07-24-2013 12:21 PM

Excellent Eric, you’ve really pumped this bench build out. Its gonna be really nice all put together.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#4 posted 07-24-2013 02:04 PM

That’s awesome, Eric. Set backs are normal…how you deal with them shows your skill and intestinal fortitude! Bud, you get an A+ in my book all the way around…

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#5 posted 07-24-2013 02:21 PM

Good show Eric!

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#6 posted 07-25-2013 01:04 AM

Very nice

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#7 posted 07-25-2013 01:09 AM

When do I get my prototype for evaluation? I can’t wait!

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#8 posted 07-29-2013 07:22 PM

Really amazing job on this Eric!

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

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