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Kids Workbench Build #8: Getting Started On The Vises...

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Blog entry by Airframer posted 09-22-2014 02:42 AM 2254 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: Legs Done.. On To The End Caps.. Part 8 of Kids Workbench Build series Part 9: Wagons(vise) Ho! »

Well, now that we have legs and about 99% of the vise parts have arrived I felt the need to get started on that portion of the build this weekend.

We started out looking for a chunk of oak big enough to get a chop out of. We ended up with this one.. kinda skunky and random checks in it but there was enough good area to fit a chop out of it so it will do.

Then while he was napping I cut it out on the band saw..

Then feeling refreshed he helped clean it up a bit..

Ever the perfectionist he then had to measure everything again just to make sure we were on track..

That was the end of Saturdays adventures. Sunday was all me. He is still not a fan of machinery running so I had to work alone today.

I spent the day drilling holes in the chop and hand wheels.

This is the wagon vise set up ready for the track to be made..

Annnnd.. the chop all set up ready for a parallel guide and mounting.. I may or may not have audibly squeed when I put the wheel on and stepped back to look lol.

Next up is the wagon vise then stretchers etc.. stay tuned!

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



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lateralus819

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#1 posted 09-22-2014 04:13 AM

Eric- This is frigging awesome. I should do something like this for my boy!

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Brit

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#2 posted 09-22-2014 07:29 AM

You are making a fabulous job of that Eric. If that doesn’t get him hooked on woodworking, nothing will. :o)

-- Andy -- "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." (Michelangelo)

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#3 posted 09-22-2014 11:04 AM

Eric,
Kudos on the Bench build Daddy, those vices are going to be awesome, glad you decided to make them actually useable.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#4 posted 09-22-2014 11:42 AM

That face in the second pic of your boy… “I cut it too short AGAIN!”

-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 09-22-2014 03:24 PM

Friggin awesome man!

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

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#6 posted 09-23-2014 12:26 AM

Little dudes has a nicer bench than I do lol.. by far

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy

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#7 posted 09-23-2014 03:00 PM

This blog makes me smile ear to ear. You are doing a fantastic job Eric.

-- ~Tony

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#8 posted 09-23-2014 03:02 PM

Youre on a tear now buddy. Lookin like shes in the home stretch. Hope the little man gets plenty of use out of it.

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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#9 posted 09-23-2014 05:16 PM

Awesome, AF. How did you thread the wheel for the screw? Do you have a big ACME tap?

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#10 posted 09-23-2014 06:59 PM

Thanks guys! I can’t get over how darn cute the little bench is lol. Makes me chuckle each time I see it.

Todd – I didn’t tap the wheels, just drilled the diameter of the screw and have a set screw holding it all together. I will probably epoxy in place too when it is permanently fixed.

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

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#11 posted 09-23-2014 07:07 PM

Being a wee one’s bench I have no doubt the set screw will work, but do you think a set screw and epoxy would be enough for an adult bench? Cause that’s a lot let expensive than buying a big tap.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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Airframer

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#12 posted 09-23-2014 07:10 PM

I have no doubt. That is exactly how my hand wheels are fixed in place on my own bench.

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

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#13 posted 09-23-2014 07:14 PM

Awesome. I’ll tuck that away for the future. Thanks.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#14 posted 09-24-2014 01:08 AM

Awesome build, I think it will be used often

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#15 posted 09-24-2014 03:17 AM

This. Is. Awesome.

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