Here is a short update of just my work last night.
Laid out and drilled my row of dog holes 3” apart. Sorry, galoot index is Zero on this one.
I used a ¾” spade bit to make the wholes. Let me just say that I think spade bits are underrated. If you don’t need to make a flat bottom hole or drill overlapping holes I like them better than Forstner bits. The spade bit leaves a pretty clean entry whole and cut pretty fast with a lot less effort IMHO.
Drilled out for the second end Cap.
And here is where I’m at to date.
Some thoughts on the wagon vise. The vise clamps very strong, my only concern is that it does cause the wood to bow up off of the bench top which is not good for planning. Maybe I haven’t figured out how to use it correctly or maybe my wooden dogs don’t have the proper angle cut into their face. I’ll have to experiment with the dogs to see how I can make the board bow downwards keeping it flat on the bench.
I welcome any advice on that.
I plan on getting a pair of pair the Veritas brass bench dogs. We’ll see if that helps at all.
It looks like I’m close to done but the to-do list is still pretty long:
Mill well back
Dovetail well back
Make and fit well board
Angle on rail for deadman
Attach shelf ledgers? Or just screw on?
Mill shelf boards.
Chop hole for planning stop?
Make wooden screw and tap leg
Make vise chop
Weigh parts (just curious about total weight)
Make draw bore pin (just because I want one)
Drill for drawbore
Chamfer All Edges
Smooth all surface
Final Prep for finish
Glue leather pads on, leg vise, wagon vise, holdfasts
-Thats all for now folks. Thanks for watching,
-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch