Late last night I ended with some small boards getting glued into larger boards.
Well this morning while the little guy was sleeping I was able to get those out of the clamps and start getting them to final dimensions.
I purposefully made the glue ups larger than needed to I can trim them to size and make up for any irregularities encountered during the glueup.
First order was to simply clean them up 4 square..
Then I ripped the sides to get to final width (did a little off both sides so a solid lamination would be centered instead of a glue line) and then measure and cut to length..
And now I have 2 jaws ready for the front to get dovetails cut and the rear to be assembled.
Then I turned my attention to the base board. Again I needed to laminate this one up from the same stock as before. I had to wait on this due to the lack of clampage (on my Christmas list lol)
Cut then glue and then we wait..
Once that comes out of the clamps I’ll dimension it the same way and start marking out the dovetail that holds the front jaw onto the base.
Now I have a question… I am thinking a hand wheel would be more convenient on this vise so it can be operated easily if the crank was turned over the bench top but every version of this vise I have seen has a handle.
Any reason a wheel would not be optimal?
-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"