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Dan's Blackbutt Roubo Bench #7: The Vices

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Blog entry by DoctorDan posted 03-18-2010 11:59 AM 1810 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The Hardware
Deciding on what type and which brand of vice to use was an ordeal in its self. I have to say I changed the design a number of times – eventually deciding on a leg, sliding leg, and tail vice. Then I had to decide on brand. Well… should I buy cheap carbatec $40 ones… or should I go traditional Big Wooden Vice style… but I couldn’t go past BenchCrafted. Two factors stood out… the precision build and the use of a wheel rather than a T bar which provides nice control and also speed.


I was a little disappointed, that after 2-3 weeks admiring my vices in my lounge room I notice significant rust. (Some metho, steel wool, and light machine oil and it was easy to fix.) I should also note that the BenchCrafted vices (plus postage to Australia) were by far the biggest expensive (3/4 the cost of the entire bench.)

Now having the hardware, I needed some wood.

The Legs
This part was easy. Final dimensions 142mm (5 1/2”) x 130mm (5 1/16”).

The Chops
The chops are made of 44mm blackbutt. After several sketches I came up with this design. The majority of the curves were produced by extensive Forster drilling. 1/8” round over was added to all components.

Some work in progress photos.

The Parallel Guides
A simple twist on classic roubo.

-- Daniel - http://theloveofwood.blogspot.com/



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#1 posted 03-18-2010 03:15 PM

Nice progress.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#2 posted 03-18-2010 03:27 PM

Daniel, your detail designs are very classy, two thumbs up.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#3 posted 03-18-2010 03:34 PM

Sweet! Your bench with those wheels is going to have that “extreme technical functionality” look to it.
Thanks for posting.

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#4 posted 03-18-2010 07:03 PM

Those vices are going to be great. I can’t wait to see how this whole bench turns out, especially the sliding leg vice.

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