|Project by Dave||posted 11-07-2011 03:50 AM||7812 views||17 times favorited||32 comments|
This bench was built to get my joinery up to a level so I can see it better. It is made of 2 boards 28 by 18 glued together. The legs are doweled in the lower board. and fully morticed on the stretchers and feet. The skirt is all red oak as well as the moxin vice. Now for a little on the vice. Total cost on hardware $7.56. I got at a box store. Benchcraft’s hardware $130.00. And with the holidays coming there is no way I could buy that and the wife not snap.
The nuts for the 5/8 all thread and were fully morticed into the face of the vice.
The face and base were glued together then doweled with 5 1/2 oak dowels.
Placing vise to mark the 3/4 hole for attachment to bench.
Making the large wood nuts. I morticed the nuts between 2 – 1 inch pieces of red oak.
I made some brackets for the nuts on the rear of the face to hold them still.
Gluing the wood nuts.
Now Swirt had a cool little clamp device for his bench that i borrowed.
Just glue some 3/4 dowel into your clamps and they will grab any weird shape.
I used 4-1/4 inch dowels on the nuts to be sure they were solid. I waxed the all-thread and man the nuts will fly with a one hand spin. She will hold 14 inches between the all-thread and will open 8 inches.
The best part is not I have a light weight bench I can toss in the truck;)
Thanks to William for the wood.
Popular woodworking for the bench
Swirt for the clamp idea
Moxin for the vice
and you guys for reading my babble ;)
The vice holds tight!
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