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Dan's Blackbutt Roubo Bench #10: The Sliding Leg - Video

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Blog entry by DoctorDan posted 04-17-2010 03:29 AM 2020 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 9: Handles: Part 2 Part 10 of Dan's Blackbutt Roubo Bench series Part 11: The Shelf »

Introduction
The sliding leg vice offers a great deal of versatility, offering the function of a twin screw vice, but at a variable screw to screw distant of up to 1.6m.

Video – The Leg

Feature 1 – Parallel Below the Shelf
The first problem I noticed with sliding leg vices is the parallel bar sliding along the shelf colliding with anything you were planning to store on the shelf. To overcome this, I put the parallel guide underneath the bench. To achieve this I reduced the height of the wheel brackets and raised the shelf. The trade off is to remove the vice you need to undo 4 bolts.

Feature 2 – Wheels
Typically people use a ‘V’ groove where the sliding leg moves wood on wood. My vice weighs 20-30kg, so this produced unacceptable friction. To overcome this I used 4×2” wheels.

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



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559dustdesigns

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#1 posted 04-17-2010 07:14 AM

Video is great I like how smooth and easy it moves. Looks great the nicest bench I’ve seen. Whats next?

-- 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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#2 posted 04-17-2010 08:49 AM

Wow! I didn’t really get a sense of scale from the earlier posts, but seeing stuff in the background shows what a piece of wood engineering this is. I cant wait to see that vise in use.

-- John

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JustinB

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#3 posted 04-20-2010 12:38 AM

Very nice work. I am greatly enjoying following this build. It will be quite the bench when it is done and I appreciate all of the design work you’ve put it. Nice to work on and great to look at. Keep it up.

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bigike

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#4 posted 04-20-2010 01:26 AM

neat idea! very well executed.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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