Harbor Freight Workbench Improvement #2: Completed the Wagon Vise

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Blog entry by bobasaurus posted 08-29-2016 01:31 AM 893 reads 2 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Completed the wagon vise today. Here is the underside:

I flipped the top over and bolted it down:

Then planed everything flush with the top:

I bought a wood owl “overdrive” bit for drilling the dog holes. It was a bit grabby and needed chips cleared to continue drilling, but worked great overall. Here is the jig I made for drilling them square and aligned:

And it’s done!

Some test planing, it holds the pieces really solid without any lifting off the bench:

So satisfying. The holes also work for holdfasts:

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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