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Building my Workbench #15: Little More Progress, Nearly Done

07-24-2017 12:03 PM by HokieKen | 15 comments »

Well, I got some time in the shop this weekend. I split it about 50/50 between my Beer Swap project and my bench. Just wanted to post a quick update on where I’m at. Now that everything is assembled and pinned, it’s time to get to work on the “fun”stuff… well mostly. First up was to get the end vise back on. Now, this is the one part of my build I’m not totally satisfied with. There’s just too much slop in this hardware for a chop as long and ...

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Building my Workbench #12: Leg Vise

07-10-2017 01:11 PM by HokieKen | 6 comments »

Well, over the past week, I did manage to get the leg vise mostly done. At least as “done” as I’m going to until the final assembly is done. I had already cut the mortise for the parallel guide before drawboring the leg. So next thing I did was to make the parallel guide and cut my chop to rough shape. The guide is made from a piece of cherry and the chop is the same gnarly Walnut I used for my end vise. I cut a blind mortise in the chop for the guide and drilled and ...

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Shop Chips #1: Advice on Vises! (For beginners)

05-18-2017 05:46 PM by Lemongrasspicker | 0 comments »

View on YouTube so this’ll kind of be my “vlog within a blog” sort of thing. For this week I wanted to talk about something that the internet seems to complicate for alot of people and that’s vises. I cover it in the video but suffice to say that the best vise that you can possibly get is the one that has all the parts, the jaws move smoothly and freely, isn’t missing any parts, and most importantly fits in the space that you have alloted for work. In ...

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Littlestown No. 750 Restoration

04-23-2017 06:25 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

Restoring a Littlestown Harware & Foundry No. 750 vise. It has smooth jaws and perfect for smaller benches. It had been painted black, but everything was removed and started from the bottom. Subscribe for more videos!

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The Ultimate Vice Jaws

01-07-2017 10:46 PM by ShaunMeighan | 4 comments »

Hi all! I’ve recently made myself a set of jaws for my engineering vice to make it more usable for woodworking. These jaws increase the surface area contacting the workpiece and adds pieces of leather for extra grip. I’m very happy with how they turned out and would love to know what you think of them! View on YouTube

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Shopmade Luthier Tools #11: Get a grip on your bow!

01-05-2017 08:05 PM by Dave Rutan | 0 comments »

See more photos on my project page [link] A bow vise is used to hold a violin bow while replacing the horse hair that vibrates the strings. I started by looking up such a thing and finding photos of (mostly) the commercially available models. Then I printed out a few screen shots for the details. I didn’t absolutely duplicate the commercial model, but I got something that will work. The wood is oak throughout. A few bibs and bobs of the hardware will be replaced with brass once I ge...

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Make and Use a Doe's Foot | Viseless Woodworking

12-29-2016 01:37 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 1 comment »

Hand planning can be frustrating if you don’t have the correct setup. This is a great step towards the right direction when thickness planning a board. Use this in combination with a holdfast and bench dog and you have the perfect setup. Check it out and subscribe to my channel for more woodworking!

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Building my wooden Screw #14: More pics

12-12-2016 04:33 PM by schu777 | 6 comments »

More details about the Guide nut – where you see the red, that is where I had to trim out part of the thread that prevents the screw from fully advancing as the thread is being cut. If you do this, then you’re creating the wood screw will be so much quicker than mine. Only thing you may have to fight is the depth of your router bit. If too deep, then the freshly screw will be loose in the guide nut. If not deep enough, the advancement of the screw will get nearly if not imposs...

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Building my wooden Screw #13: Thoughts and things to consider...

12-09-2016 05:28 PM by schu777 | 1 comment »

If you use the router method, you might have to put up with the fact that you might have some “burn” marks on the threads. Think of it this way – do those burn marks affect how the screw works/operates? NOPE – not one bit. It might be possible getting a crank on the end of the screw to help you keep the dowel/screw advancing and avoid the burn marks. It’s up to you, for me, I can live with it – somewhat. The nut – in a previous post I mentioned the guide nut wasn’t very clean when I ran...

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Building my wooden Screw #12: Finally, a wood SCREW!!

12-09-2016 02:48 PM by schu777 | 5 comments »

Now the dowel I used to make the wood screw was not the prettiest – as it had some knots and almost some bark within it – I figured most likely I would be using it for a testing and not an actual screw for the bench. I took the guild block/nut with the router bolted on top, clamped it to my current bench (hollow core door) and got ready to do my first test. I turned on the router, put my dowel in and started away. NOTE: I had about 3”-4” from my old dowel to use for ...

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