building a bench and stuff #5: The home stretch

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Blog entry by TheFridge posted 06-12-2015 05:25 AM 1455 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Warning: pic heavy

Just posting a bunch of progress.

Leg vise continued. Cutting the bridal joint.

Lignum vitae pin for the guide. This stuff strong.

Trying to incorporate this as a pin holder but haven’t come across an idea that I can pull off with what I have on hand. So it’s on the back burner for now.

Hammered a poplar dowel and drilled a center so I could bore it with a forstner. Didn’t work out so well.

Stuck a roll pin in the pilot hole as a guide and used a dremel to establish the edge of the bore and i cleaned the bottom with a router plane.

I just used roll pins in the screws to open the jaws.

Too late to finish. Will have to pick it up where I left off later. Thanks for looking. It’s been fun so far.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#1 posted 06-13-2015 01:11 AM

Pic heavy is good! I like pictures, thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 06-13-2015 01:20 AM

No problem, thanks for looking

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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