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Roubo-ish work bench #4: Leg Vise, Finishing Touches

05-14-2017 05:17 PM by galooticus | 5 comments »

The last major part of the bench was making the leg vise. I’ve been looking forward to this. I had a 4×8 I set aside for this purpose. When trying to decide on the thickness, I couldn’t find a consensus on the internet. One thing I did notice (and didn’t follow :)) is that hardwood seems to be universally used for vise chops, even if the rest of the bench of the bench is softwood. Well, I had this 4×8 ready to go, and it’s not really expensive, so I figured I’d give it a shot. At worst, it fails horribly, I learn, and make it again out of hardwood. I settled on 2 1/2” thickness, marked it out, and got to sawing. I just acquired a set...

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