|Project by SuperDave02||posted 04-18-2010 09:16 PM||4643 views||21 times favorited||16 comments|
I want to get a couple of holdfasts, so I haven’t drilled any dog holes yet, not sure of the size hole needed. Need to glue some leather, or something on the vise faces. Also need to find a couple of bicycle sprockets, about 15 tooth I think, to connect the two tail vises together.
I started this with the idea of making it out of all nice expensive hardwoods. But after figuring a little the price was just ridiculous. I did make the top layer of the top out of 1” ash, then glued 3 layers of plywood under that, its right at 3 inches thick. For the legs I glued up 3 pieces of 2×6 southern yellow pine from homedepot. The sides and stretchers are also SYP. I picked through the pile they had and found several that were nearly quarter sawn and had real tight growth rings. It is kinda big for my shop, but better to much than not enough….........Maybe.
it is 96” x 30”
yeah it does weigh a lot, but being so long it makes for a lot of leverage, just have to slide one end at a time around.
-- David South FLorida http://rockingrrustics.blogspot.com/