Here’s the carcass installed. I oiled it the same as the bench. Sanded it a little to knock off the fuzz. I didn’t finish it all out as this is just a box for storage.
Next is to make the door for the left side and drawers for the right
The vise is completed. It has about a 3” throat because the dog block thickness is also about 3”. It probably should be closer to the left edge, but I don’t plan to be cutting anything – got a chop saw for that. Mostly violin making and this vise will allow me to plane and join the quarter sawn tops and backs for a mirror image. It’s still a bit stiff on the quick release, but it should wear in after use.
Here’s a close up of the handle detail. What you have here is a 1” rubber “O” ring from Auto Zone $1. It helps keep the noise level down. The handle is 1-1/8” Poplar? from Lowes. It fits nicely in the whatever that end piece is called. You can buy a cheap finished handle with plastic ends (that look like the end of a cane?) for about $12 or so. I have about $12 in two handles and still have about 2 feet of dowel left!
Next is the rosette ends. It’s used in the corners of trim above an old style door. I cut them round on the band saw and sanded to shape.
-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I