Hello. Today I’ve been working on endcaps for the shoulder vise. I started by routing the grooves in the spacer block and in the doghole strip for the spacer block.
I then squared up the end of each end cap for the shoulder vise and laid out and cut the tail on the long end cap with the bandsaw. I then transfered the tail and cut the pins with a jig on the bandsaw.
And after a little fitting…
I then put the rod through the top and clamped the spacer block on to layout the location for the splines.
I used red marker to better identify the end of each cut.
Next I put the top on end to route out the splines. They are 3/4” wide by 1” deep. I use a 1/2” straight bit and make the groove slightly undersize, and plane the plywood spline to proper thickness to get a good fit. I also routed the grooves in the end cap at the same time so the router fence had the same settings.
Tomorrow I should be able to get the shoulder vise done, minus tapping the endcap for the vise nut.
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