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My Benchcrafted Split Top Roubo build #3: Glide vise build and install

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Blog entry by jasondain posted 12-26-2012 01:27 AM 2506 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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In part 3 of my blog, I’ll discuss how I went about building the vice chop and installed the vice hardware. I decided to diverge from the plans at this stage to use a thinner chop and change the shape from the published plans. I used a plane lever cap from my veritas bevel up smoother as a pattern as I liked that shape a bit better.

I milled a piece of 8/4 stock as thick as i could leave it and it ended up at about 1 13/16 thick. I decided to leave the bark in instead of out on the board as I liked the grain orientation better that way. I had the stock in my climate controlled shop a few weeks before building so I wasnt too worried about cupping and i figured i could always plane it down if it did. I marked out the shape as shown below.

Once I had the shape and orientation set, I layed out the mortise and setup for the tenon on the glide.

I cut out the parts on the bandsaw and shaped them using my spindle sander, planes and spokeshave.

I followed the glide vise installation instructions fairly closely and ended up with the vise in its final position. The instructions were very clear and easy to follow.

At this time, the base was basically done and ready to start on the top.



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ichbinpete

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#1 posted 12-26-2012 02:40 AM

Love the progress blogs.

-- It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.

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Lorin

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#2 posted 12-26-2012 06:57 AM

Beautiful Bench, the wood is just gorgeous. Curious, where did you get the hand wheels? I have been looking for such but with no luck.

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#3 posted 12-26-2012 09:47 PM

Very very nice,I love this bench.I bought some more wood to start mine will post next month if all goes according to plan.Have a great Christmas holiday.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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