So it was hole drilling day today (and yesterday too I guess….)
Did I mention that I decided to go with the Veritas Twin Screw for the end vice? Up to that point, I had less than $100 invested in the bench materials, but had a bit of tax money back so I went for it….:)
The end cap (on top) is cross drilled for bench screws at the middles and rear and the vice face is below:
Dry fitting the twin screw:
Forget to photograph, but I also planed the vice face with an 1/8” bevel from top to bottom.
Next up – drilling for the front vice – this is the apron and face – I will likely shorten up the face….made it oversize not really knowing how it would end up.
Decided to drill a bunch of dog holes in the front apron – why not….? Except it’s alot of holes…..Kind of handy to have 2 drill drill presses close together so can have an “easy” adjustable outfeed table.
After wondering for days (probably weeks) how I am going to glue up the front apron and end caps – considering the dovetails and tongue & groove ends…...I just went for it. In my haste – I did manage to smash my finger pretty good – just black and blue – not broken….....driving the the tails into the pins, the clamp was a little to close to my finger as I was swinging the mallet…...........big ouch!
So the top is shaping up…...
Thanks for looking…..
-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA