Workbench #7: Top Almost Done

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Blog entry by CartersWhittling posted 10-04-2011 07:09 PM 5711 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hello. I am now almost done the bench top. The tailvise still needs to be made and I need to glue the shoulder vise together, but the majority of work is done. Since my last post I finished the splines for the shoulder vise and tapped the nut for the vise, and cut the detail out.

This is a 2 1/2” diamter nut with 2 tpi. I am making a video of the process of tapping the nut.

I also finished the splines for the end caps and drilling the holes for the bolts.

The bolts and splines are centered on the ends of each top.

I just realized the gap might be handy as a type of tool tray.

Next I will glue up and finish the shoulder vise and screw, tap the nut for the tailvise, trim the endcaps, and start work on the tailvise. If anyone has any questions or would like pictures or a video of anything, just leave a comment.

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23

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#1 posted 10-04-2011 10:39 PM

I just finished glueing up the shoulder vise.

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23

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#2 posted 10-04-2011 10:44 PM

looks real massive.

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#3 posted 02-05-2012 03:14 AM

After seeing how you used the gap between the slabs, I am coping your idea.
I have glued up two 12” slabs of maple (planner llimit). I can’t get the slabs to joint correctly.
There’s always a gap. I toy with the tool tray but like you said, it collects dust.

I am following your blog from the beginning.
My bench is more basic. Looks like there is plenty of ideas to borrow.


-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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