Hand Tool Journey #24: Carvers Vise #3

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Blog entry by Airframer posted 12-15-2013 01:34 AM 2088 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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OK. Been a bit since I did some work on this but today I FINALLY found some shop time to get more work done.

I managed to get the bulk of the joinery completed today which meant my first try at half blind dovetails and a second attempt at giant condor tails.

Neither went masterfully but they all fit and hold nice and tight (despite how they look) and now I can start laying out and drilling for the screw and the glide rails.

Gonna leave you with some pics.. they tell the story better than I can really….

Up next.. MetalJocks! (which begs the question of why there isn’t one… just sayin’..)

Stay tuned and thanks for following along!

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

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#1 posted 12-15-2013 02:56 AM

What are you talking about? They look just fine. Nice work Eric!

A really cool project, I am enjoying it. Thanks.

-- ~Tony

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#2 posted 12-15-2013 03:47 AM

Thanks Tony.. I’ll just say it is very carefully positioned photography ;-) Nothing that can’t be plugged though. That and it’s a shop vise not fine furniture lol.

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

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#3 posted 12-15-2013 09:46 AM

Not so bad Eric. You can put some glue in the cracks and use the ball end of a ball pean hammer to spread out the wood enough to fill in the gaps. Don’t bang too hard though. Just take your time tapping from the center out. This will leave tails a little little lower than the surrounding surface if they are not proud of the pins part, but it still works if you can plane the whole surface down to flat.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 12-15-2013 03:52 PM

Looks awesome, Eric! Very stout. Cannot wait for the metal parts to be attached…

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

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