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Workbench restore (Scandinavian style) #5: Making bench dogs.

11-11-2012 02:52 PM by mafe | 13 comments »

Scandinavian workbench restoreMaking bench dogs. Time for bench dogs, the show must go on… First was to cut three pieces of wood into the right size.The bench dog holes total size and the length I choose to be app double the thickness of the bench top. On the left you see the only dog that came with the bench… I guess this dog cant bark a lot…So time to make some marking, now the shape comes and I simply follow the measures of the dog holes in the bench top. This time I use ...

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Workbench restore (Scandinavian style) #4: Fixing the front vice...

11-10-2012 05:51 PM by mafe | 15 comments »

Scandinavian workbench restoreFixing the front vice. This part is the repair of the front vice and yes making it run smooth as a dream.(Some call the front vice a face vice). We are back at the bench, now with hold fast and more or less ready to use.But my front vice is missing it’s pressure plate. The really old benches did not have one of these but mine has the slide for it so it will be replaced. Here again you can see the underneath how it is really just a clamp attached to the t...

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Building The Holtzapffel Workbench #11: Planing Stop

04-28-2008 08:36 PM by Mike Lingenfelter | 9 comments »

This weekend I worked on a couple small projects, the first was a planing stop across the end of my bench. The planing stop is a piece ½” Oak with 2 threaded star knobs. I had these 2 threaded star knobs leftover from another project and they looked like they would work well.I gave some thought to where I wanted the knobs to be positioned. To give me a little more support while planing, I positioned the right knob (near the front of the bench) so that I would plane up against it. For me ...

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Workbench restore (Scandinavian style) #3: Holdfasts and leather grip.

11-08-2012 08:51 PM by mafe | 20 comments »

Scandinavian workbench restoreHoldfasts and leather grip. This part is about the holdfasts and leather grip for the end vice. Yes we are back at the new workshop, at the old workbench.In the center is a wonderful old holdfast I bought in Paris some years back and I have been waiting to get the chance to bring into use.I will get back to this later. Because I also bought this one in France, yes and one more I use on my shaving horse but that is a different story.I think the corner of ...

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Workbench restore (Scandinavian style) #6: One legged dead man walking…

11-15-2012 08:57 PM by mafe | 9 comments »

Scandinavian workbench restoreOne legged dead man walking… Ok some awful undertones in that name…Actually it is just a simple dead man for the new old workbench. Just a long piece of wood, not sure but think teak. Marking the center line. Drilling holes for every two inch or five cm. And a little dowel that fits the holes with a cross dowel that makes it easy to pull out. Use the end vice to hold it. Get the idea? Now it is just to use it.I udsed it for pla...

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SYP Spilt-Top Roubo Workbench #5: Drilling Holdfast Holes

05-12-2013 08:03 PM by grfrazee | 6 comments »

Happy Mothers’ Day everyone! Finally got a chance to go back to my parents’ house for the weekend (i.e., the location of my shop). Went into the shop and this is what my bench looked like: Looks like my dad has been at work in the 2.5 months I’ve been away. No surprises there. I made a pair of holdfasts in a blacksmithing class last fall. When I made them, I tried to round them down to about 3/4”. Since they aren’t necessarily a standard size sha...

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Workbench #9: Roubo needs some legs

03-06-2011 03:38 AM by HungryTermite | 2 comments »

Today was a fun day! 1st up today was to put the holdfast holes in the legs. This started on the back side of the legs buy counterboring a 1-3/8 hole using a forstner bit. The depth of the counterbore is 1-1/2 inches and this leaves 3-1/2 inches of leg left for the holdfast to grab on to. The Grammercy holdfasts I have supposedly do not work well in pieces thicker than 4 inches. One of the holes lined up with a large knot that was filled with epoxy. You can see here just how far down ...

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My Roubo Build #12: Leg Glue Up & Holdfast Question

06-22-2010 08:39 PM by naomi weiss | 9 comments »

After a good day in the library, i decided to reward myself by gluing up one leg (it’s the only one with all 3 pieces dimensioned properly). I opted for the Schwarz’s gluing up accoutrement (part of a multi-grain cheerio box in my case) rather than my roller, as i didn’t want to wash it up after one use. Jury’s still out on the method. I did dare to change one piece of his advice, though, and i am throwing it out there for other beginners who find making jigs more inti...

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No Tail Vise? No Problem.

06-04-2014 09:38 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 4 comments »

I go over two techniques to get around with not having a tail vise. If you have other ways, feel free to share them in the comments.

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New holdfast design

10-18-2014 03:40 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 4 comments »

I’ve been tired of seeing the traditional holdfast design. Seems as if they are all the same. I decided to change it up a bit and also try out a new technique. I would like opinions ax well. These are just a prototype. On a finished set the shaft will be rounded and the duckbill will be shorter. This is from 1” stock so it was harder to egg a nice twist. I believe 3/4” stock would look nicer and I could show the diamonds better. Do you all think there would be an interes...

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