Workbench #1: Vice Screws

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Blog entry by kokayak posted 03-01-2015 02:28 AM 1009 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Starting to work on the hardware for the Holtzapffel bench I am planing. Going to DIY my own wagon vice as I can’t afford the Benchcrafted Cadillac. Use Enco had a sale on Acme rod so I bought 3 3’ sections of 3/4” 6tpi acme rod, nuts and 3 hand screws. I only plan on using 12” sections of rod for the Moxon style twin screw and the wagon vice. The handwheels came without a hole bored in them so I drilled them out to 5/8” then used a grinder to take a short section of the threaded rod down to fit. I used Marine Tex to epoxy the rod in to the wheels. To ensure the wheels are square to the threaded rod I held the rod in a vice then used a nut and washer to register the handwheels square while the epoxy cured. Use plenty of paste wax on the nut and threads to make sure you don’t glue everything together. Pictures worth a thousand words.

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#1 posted 03-01-2015 03:08 AM

Very cool. Where did you get the hand wheels?

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