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Project by mot posted 06-10-2007 06:23 PM 3717 views 11 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been writing about this in my blog. In the Auxillary Workbench Series.

I installed the vice and took it for a test drive. I was a little dissapointed with the amount of racking I got with this vice, but I compensate for putting a like thickness board opposit to it. I could have made the vice face shorter, but I like the full lengh look on this little bench.

The test drive of cutting some tails in walnut was 100% success.

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 06:54 PM

Hey. Where’s the dogs? You are not finished yet…. Lol.

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#2 posted 06-10-2007 08:13 PM

Great idea Mot – I like it!

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#3 posted 06-10-2007 08:50 PM

Wayne, no dogs until I do something with it that needs dogs. Then I’ll drill them. You’re dog-obsessed! LOL

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

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#4 posted 06-10-2007 09:13 PM

Lol

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

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#5 posted 06-10-2007 09:28 PM

I think it’s a great idea Mot especially for planing long boards. Good job. jockmike

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#6 posted 06-10-2007 11:59 PM

Very nice. Great job.

-- Fred Childs, Pasadena, CA - - - Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

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#7 posted 06-11-2007 01:27 AM

Great bench.

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#8 posted 06-11-2007 02:51 AM

Nice bench. Good job. Do you store it on top of the bench or somewhere else.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#9 posted 06-11-2007 03:16 AM

Karson, there is room directly under where it currently sits. I think it will go there but it’s currently a tool without a permanent home.

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

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#10 posted 06-11-2007 03:23 AM

it’s So cute ;)

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#11 posted 11-07-2007 06:05 PM

It works pretty good, Top. I’ll have to work on the vice a bit as it slips a smidgen more than I care for it to. I might pad it with something. Thanks for the comment.

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

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#12 posted 11-07-2007 06:26 PM

I Mot :
Neat idea.
I wonder if you could use some cork on the vice faces?

Bob

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#13 posted 05-25-2008 05:34 AM

Great ideal.

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#14 posted 05-25-2008 07:49 PM

Cool! I like the idea of that huge vise. Does it tend to rack quite a bit, or is it a dual-drive system?

-- Al Navas, Country Club, MO, http://sandal-woodsblog.com

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#15 posted 05-28-2008 03:32 PM

It racks a bit, Al, but if using a narrow board, I put piece of similar thickness scrap on the other side of the vise at the same time. I just put screw or brad through it as a hook so I don’t have to try and hold two pieces and turn the screw. The bench works for it’s intended use, quite well, but the vice is not ideal, though functional.

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

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