Auxillary Workbench #6: Finished

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Blog entry by mot posted 06-10-2007 06:44 PM 1457 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, I got the vise installed. I used red oak for the vice face for two reasons. The primary reason is that I’ve never installed a vice before and it was my test piece. The second reason is I liked the way it eventually worked so it graduated to my workpiece and the finished product.

A quick test drive of the system for cutting some tails and it’s 100% success. The vice racks more than I hoped, but this procedure doesn’t involve extreme vise pressure and a like thickness piece in the opposite end compensates for the problem.

Thanks for looking!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#1 posted 06-10-2007 06:50 PM

Looks great Tom. One day I will build one.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 06-10-2007 07:10 PM

oh how cute!

Ok now that I used the word cute in public, I am going to go and do something manly to make up for it.

Nice job by the way.

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#3 posted 06-11-2007 12:42 AM

Your son will cherish this all his life and probably use it as a model for his full sized one that he will build for his own shop one day. Superbly done!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#4 posted 06-11-2007 04:53 AM

All I can say is SWEET!

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#5 posted 06-11-2007 05:10 AM

Thanks guys. It was a fun build. I got to use lots of tools to make it. And Matt, we won’t tell anyone. ;)

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#6 posted 06-11-2007 01:10 PM

won’t tell anyone what?? That Matt said the “C” word??

awwwwwww isn’t that cute?? Matt said the “c” word!1

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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