new end vise

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Project by dorran posted 08-09-2009 07:46 AM 6084 views 10 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been using this bench for a few years now (completed in 2004/modified plan from Popular Woodworking) and realized I needed a set of bench dog holes and end vise for better clamping. The vise is made from maple from an old painted table top with the screw from Lee Valley. I wanted to do square holes, but I bought a pre-made workbench top and settled for round. I decided to use a square hole for the vise dog at least and add adjustable height. It is very nice not to have to worry when I get near it with a router or plane.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 08-09-2009 08:08 AM

Nice vice, I like the adjustable square dog. I notice you have them on the end vice as well. Great bench as well!

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#2 posted 08-09-2009 08:56 AM

Oh my goodness.

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#3 posted 08-09-2009 03:09 PM

Really cool. I always wanted to make a similar work area but haven’t gotten ‘round tooit. I still have the 2-by maple boards I bought for the purpose. I saw some bench dogs somewhere that have a round “shank” and a square top. Maybe Rockler or Woodcraft. Anyways, nice job.

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#4 posted 08-09-2009 03:47 PM

great addition

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#5 posted 08-09-2009 07:08 PM

You’ll love using this vise nice work…Blkcherry

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#6 posted 08-09-2009 08:18 PM

Nice vise.

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#7 posted 08-09-2009 08:41 PM

Very cool….I bet it will see alot of work…

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#8 posted 08-09-2009 09:11 PM

The entire workbench is a thing of beauty : )

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#9 posted 01-08-2010 02:52 AM

sweet bench.

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