Parallel guide chain mechanism To make the chain mechanism, I used #35 chain and the sprockets are 10T with a 3/8 center. The chain is attached using two chain links. I had to do some metal working to create a few items: the brackets to hol...
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Been a dabbler woodworker for awhile mostly limited by workshop space and time. Since retiring the time has become less of an issue and I recently moved my workshop to a larger room in my basement so space is becoming less of an issue as well. The new space is still being organized and of course I am picking up or making some more stuff to fill it. Just added my first bandsaw a Laguna 1420, and upgraded my drill press a 1947 Walker Turner 900 I picked up for $129. Really good shape, but the drill table weighed in at 40 lbs, so moving the table up or down was impossible. One of my first projects was adding a screw lift mechanism to move the drilll press table around. My next major organizational project is building a workbench. Bought a used end vise and built my own face vise using a chain mechanism and a linear bearing. I call it my belt and suspenders vise. I made the chain system and handscrew from piece part hardware from the hardware store and ebay. I am in the final stages of construction. Will probably start a blog on this since others might be interested in the things I learned in my somewhat minimalist non standard approach.
I enjoy mixed matierials so try to incorporate things besides wood in my projects. So far I have built a dining table (Stainless legs and padauk), night stands (Oak, spalted maple, stainless steel, and glass), cantilevered TV tables (welded pipe, brass, Jatoba) and Saarinen tulip end tables (Bose speaker bases, MDF, marble, and brass).
Not really setup for metal work, but have a HF flux welder and the usual angle and bench grinders to get things done. Not efficient, but surprising what can be accomplished.
|added project||stair/odd shape cutting jig||01-08-2016 07:51 PM|
|commented on||Yet another workbench #2: Wooden Parts 1||10-04-2015 04:55 PM|
|added blog entry||Yet another workbench #5: Hardware 2 and Wrap Up||08-31-2015 09:49 PM|
|added blog entry||Yet another workbench #4: Hardware 1||08-30-2015 05:41 PM|
|added blog entry||Yet another workbench #3: Wooden Parts 2||08-29-2015 05:36 PM|
|commented on||Yet another workbench (with chain and linear bearing)||08-28-2015 06:18 PM|
|added blog entry||Yet another workbench #2: Wooden Parts 1||08-28-2015 05:35 PM|
|added blog entry||Yet another workbench #1: My belt and suspenders design.||08-27-2015 10:35 PM|
|commented on||Yet another workbench (with chain and linear bearing)||08-27-2015 09:39 PM|
|added project||Yet another workbench (with chain and linear bearing)||08-27-2015 06:30 PM|
|commented on||"Aery Faery"||08-27-2015 04:07 AM|
|added project||Tulip side tables||08-23-2015 04:19 PM|
|added project||Dining table||08-23-2015 09:15 AM|
|signed up||JonasB's Profile||07-09-2015 05:05 AM|
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Screw assembly The face vise screw mechanism is all DIY. Here are the piece parts. The hand-wheel has been kicking around my basement for 15 years. I remember buying it on Ebay for a project I never completed. It was too nice to throw a...
Top Assembly The top consist of two sub-assemblies: The lower half and the upper. The lower half is made up of two plywood sheets glued together, edged with maple and joined using doweled bridle joints. The doubled up plywood is attache...
Leg Assembly Two leg assemblies are part of the support system for the bench. I was going to use glued up 2×4s, but found some 12/4 poplar, so sawed that to shape instead. The legs are 2.75” thick and 4” wide, and the top rail is 2.75...
So I decided I needed to finally build a real woodworking bench for my new workspace. I got all the books by Chris Schwarz, checked all the back issues of woodworking mags and browsed the internet in preparation. Then the first thing I did was...