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Project by coachjohnson posted 06-25-2014 01:35 AM 1869 views 9 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Big, huge, thank you to shipwright for posting the plans and walking me through the whole process. Took a little while for me too finish, I actually started right after Christmas. But with a 1 year old you get very little shop time.
We’ll I don’t have to go into too much build detail you can read that in shipwright’s blog on the original V8.
Best advice i can give anyone that attempts to build the wagon vises is that they won’t be perfect right off the bandsaw. Have a good set of chisels ready to get the fit right. I spent way to much time trying to get them right just off the saw.
I didn’t veneer the legs. No experience in that department. I just edge banded them with alder and stained them kona.
The top skin isn’t a solid piece. It’s several smaller boards laid like hardwood flooring. Actually the majority of the top was oak stripped from pallets. The lighter colored pieces are hickory. And I through in a little arts and crafts touch with the decorative dowels in the top.
The wagon vises are from pallets as well…Oak again.. And the leg vise is hickory and the logs are from pallets. And of course shipwright provided the awesome v8 logo.
Again thanks shipwright. I hope I did you design justice.

-- Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.





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Buckethead

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#1 posted 06-25-2014 02:32 AM

Excellent, Coach! This is the coolest vice in the business. I was going to do one, but chickened out. I’m glad to see you pulled it off. Shipwright makes difficult projects look easy.

I’m sure you had fun doing this, and you got the coveted V8 logo to boot!

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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revrok

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#2 posted 06-25-2014 04:40 AM

A bench to be proud of!

-- Tim Royal

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lumberjoe

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#3 posted 06-25-2014 02:57 PM

I absolutely love my wedge powered vise and wouldn’t replace it with anything. Nice job on the bench!

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stefang

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#4 posted 06-25-2014 09:40 PM

Congrats on a great build. You will probably never want to get rid of it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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woodcox

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#5 posted 06-25-2014 10:59 PM

Nice work coach and great use of reclamation materials. What is this bench replacing? My temp bench was a wall mounted 2×12 with a face vise. I have way more real estate on my new bench.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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oldrivers

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#6 posted 06-25-2014 11:22 PM

Great beanch, Great build you will tnjoy this one. Roll Tide!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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hoss12992

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#7 posted 06-26-2014 12:15 AM

That is awesome. Great job

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Bob Current

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#8 posted 06-26-2014 12:27 AM

Mighty fine job, Paul will be proud. I’ll have to read up on that vise.

-- When you are wrong admit it, when you are right forget it.

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coachjohnson

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#9 posted 06-26-2014 12:40 AM

This bench is actually replacing a little 2 1/2 by 4 foot bench I’ve been building on for 4 or 5 years now. I’ll see if I can post pics of my modest little garage shop in a day or two. I’ve never had any type of vise though so I’m really looking forward to using them.

-- Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.

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Brad

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#10 posted 06-26-2014 10:29 PM

Beefy. I like.

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shipwright

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#11 posted 07-09-2014 05:04 AM

I’ve been out of the loop for a while, sailing.
Sorry I missed this post. The bench and vices look great. I hope they work well for you and that you are as happy with their performance as I am with mine.
How do you like the vices so far?

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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coachjohnson

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#12 posted 07-09-2014 09:30 PM

Oh man Paul, I love them. Very useful. Just hope I did your design justice

-- Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.

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shipwright

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#13 posted 07-15-2014 10:35 PM

You did that Coach, you did that. :-)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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