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Wagon Vise #2: machining the rail

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Blog entry by August McCormick Lehman III posted 11-24-2014 06:47 PM 1601 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: part one of wagon vise build Part 2 of Wagon Vise series Part 3: installing the rail to bench »

material is cold-rolled steel
length is 12”
height 1.125”
thick 5/16
cut to length my design calls for 12” long

now before i do any cutting i try to do lay out on the parts

then i use some kind of lay out tools
my choices is
caliper
try square
adjustable square
scribe of some sort (carbide) wood be nice
after the lay out i center punch where i would be drilling holes

then i mount it on my vise
and i always try to use a center drill first


i drill all the prick punch i did then switch bit to my desired size bit

and then drill it to your size
if hole is large you do step drilling
for my design the hole is 5/16
and im using a stubby drill bit to prevent the but from wondering around

then head to the drill press to do counter sink

now when doing counter sink on drill press run the bit slow
then i head back to my mill and mill out the slots for the bushing

on the picture above im doing a zero reference to ill know how much to raise the knee of the mill
im taking ut .62 on each side

and here is the finish product
now i can install this to my top so i can finish the glue up.

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#1 posted 11-24-2014 07:41 PM

Looking good Auggie!

-- Rob - Indianapolis IN - Learning... one mistake at a time...

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#2 posted 11-24-2014 07:56 PM

Some good stuff goin’ on in here!

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#3 posted 11-25-2014 12:31 AM

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#4 posted 11-25-2014 03:56 PM

Very impressive.
So much precision, it makes wood turning look sloppy!

we’re all jealous of what you can form from metals, but THAT looks like a lot of work to pull off a custom rail!
or 2? :)

Thanks for sharing the photos!

Edit…Is that really how you layout stuff while metal working? A black sharpie and a sharp point? You mean, I’ve been doing that right? Hmmm…carbide would be nice…

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

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#5 posted 11-25-2014 04:11 PM

You do nice work Auggie. Very nice indeed

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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#6 posted 11-26-2014 02:48 PM

Well TerryR
Metal working is something I grew up with.
But woodworking is more fun
But I suck at it.
No matter what tools I buy I suck at it.
No for layout I use the DYKEM BLUE
but I left at home lol

Now for the scriber I have your making address I’ll try to ship this week

I made that^

Thanks Todd

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#7 posted 11-26-2014 03:25 PM

Thanks, Auggie!
Please stamp your initials on that scribe, and something nice will find it’s way to your home!

Looking for Dykem Blue now…NOT like it improve my metal working skills. But will look cool in the background of photos! LOL!

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

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#8 posted 12-04-2014 03:03 AM

Sweet, but hey this is wood working, not metal working LOL..

I like the Dykem Red it goes better with my blood stsained clothes…

Nice work August.

-- Jeff NJ

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#9 posted 12-04-2014 03:50 AM

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