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The Saw Vise #2: Finished!

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Blog entry by Tomcat1066 posted 02-11-2008 02:34 AM 1574 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Finally! Makin' Some Sawdust Part 2 of The Saw Vise series Part 3: The Aftermath »

So, I have now finished my first woodworking project! Don’t I feel special! Well, honestly, I don’t. I got sloppy and it shows on this. First, let me share the finished product.

Vise1

And the other side.

Vise2

That doesn’t look so bad. However, I got sloppy with the hole placement for the carriage bolts, figuring I’d have to plane them to match anyways. However, they were off by over a quarter of an inch on one side, but only 1/8th on the other. So, I planed them even, but unfortunately, that gives it a funky look seen in this picture.

Goof

I learned a lot on this simple project. Besides those things mentioned in the last blog, I learned the most important lesson today. TAKE YOUR TIME! I eyeballed stuff and guesstimated, when I should have taken the time to make sure it was right. I feel a bit stupid at the moment, but mostly I’m just happy it’s completed and works!

Now, for the artistic photo!

Artsy

One project down. About a billion to go ;) Next, this will go into the projects section. While I’m only marginally proud of it, it’s still my work and should be here for all to see ;)

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!



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Zuki

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#1 posted 02-11-2008 02:39 AM

Take your time (TYT) is very important TC. I will speak for myself . . . but I tend to rush things and they do not turn out as planned. I have to force myself to slow down and get good first . . . speed will come later.

That my $0.02.

Oh . . . I like the mallet. Where did you get it?

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Tomcat1066

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#2 posted 02-11-2008 02:41 AM

Zuki,

I picked it up from Lee Valley. I like it a lot. It actually served no function on this project, but it made a cool pic, don’t you think? ;)

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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Zuki

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#3 posted 02-11-2008 03:17 AM

LOLOLOL . . yea it did .

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#4 posted 02-11-2008 03:24 AM

Tomcat, Good blog on the making. I am forever telling myself I have to slowdown and take my time to do a project and learn as I go. My upcoming project that I hope to have done before this Thursday is a project to help me to do that, course it does have a time constraint.. oh well. Plenty more projects to go, i hear ya.

CtL

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Tomcat1066

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#5 posted 02-11-2008 03:30 AM

Luckily, this project will be around for a while to remind me to take my time. Unfortunately, I rushed myself when I didn’t need to, all because my files and sawsets will be here Tuesday. It’s not like they go bad or anything! ;)

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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#6 posted 02-11-2008 04:50 AM

TYT and think it through the two most important ingredients in any project.

Well done Tomcat!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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gizmodyne

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#7 posted 02-11-2008 05:38 AM

Looking good. Ready for action.

If you haven’t, you might want to add some washers under those wingnuts. Just a thought.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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#8 posted 02-11-2008 05:50 AM

Tomcat, it looks good to me. Now that you have a ton of saws, let’s get to work. And that is another post for you.

Keep them coming.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#9 posted 02-11-2008 07:23 AM

O.K tomcat. I feel your obsession. We share a love of old tools. Have you seen Patrick Leaches'” monthly tool list? Kinda like the Victorias secret of the tool world.

You are having fun dude!

-- Scott - Chico California http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net

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Tomcat1066

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#10 posted 02-11-2008 12:22 PM

Les,

You’re right. Live and learn on this. I can just look at the flaws I see in this one to remind me too, so I guess it’s not all bad :D

Giz,

Yeah, I just brain farted at Lowe’s when I bought all the hardware. Luckily, it works now, so I can get the washers when I have a chance.

Scott B,

Yeah, the next project is to actually sharpen them. Luckily, files and sawsets are en route, so I’ll be set there. I can’t wait :D

Scott H,

I’m very familiar with Patrick’s site and tool list. In fact, I was talking with him about a Disston 10” backsaw recently, but the tpi just wasn’t what I was looking for. Patrick’s Blood and Gore is my primary reference for Stanley planes above all others. That and the type dating flowchart ;)

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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