|Project by Bryan||posted 01-13-2015 01:25 AM||2065 views||8 times favorited||9 comments|
Hello my fellow LJ’s. I’ve lurked around this site for years reading & learning from you guys. I finally decided to join LJ. What follows is the second project I felt was good enough to share.
Here is what I finished up this weekend. This bench on bench / Moxon vise is made up of recycled hardwood oak flooring with a maple top. The base is laminated lengths with mortise & tenon designed into the lamination (see photo) on some joints. Others mortises are cut by hand (I need more practice on chopping out mortises but I’m improving). I first had to remove the tounge & groove from the flooring. Then I milled it to a thickness & width that eliminated the years of abuse, finish build up, paint, etc. (see pic) the flooring had suffered. A couple of pictures show the base assembled after glue up. The vise components all came from the hardware store. I mortised in the nuts in the back of the vise & epoxied. The all thread rod is force threaded onto the pipe tees. I’ll probably change out the handles to hardwood. I can’t decide what (if any) finish to put on B.O.B. Any suggestions LJ’s?
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