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Curly maple and mahogany bench vise handles

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Project by LukieB posted 04-20-2013 01:17 PM 3101 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Needed some new handles for my bench vises. Turned these on the lathe out of some “scrap” I had on hand. The curly maple ends are from a very small cut-off from the legs of my coffee table. And the mahogany came form a dowel I had laying around.

One of the curly maple ends has some of the craziest grain I’ve ever seen. The grain and curl just changes direction. I though it was a glue-up at first, but after a thorough inspection, I”ve decided it’s one piece. Even the end-grain has a crazy pattern but all the grain lines match up….weird. Just thought I’d take a few pics while they look nice, before I put them on the vises and beat the crap outta em.

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"





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#1 posted 04-20-2013 01:35 PM

Lookin good bro. They’ll add a very nice touch to the vice without a doubt. All high class like.

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#2 posted 04-20-2013 01:39 PM

Almost to nice to be beating the crap put of.

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#3 posted 04-20-2013 02:04 PM

Beautiful work LukieB!

Maybe use leather O rings to keep the maple grain from getting
too beat up.

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#4 posted 04-20-2013 02:06 PM

Lukie, those are awesome, bud! That maple is an eye catcher without any doubt!

I need a vise handle myself very soon…mind if I copy yours? :)

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#5 posted 04-20-2013 02:18 PM

Awesome job and outstanding selection of woods.

-- JENNY

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#6 posted 04-20-2013 06:50 PM

SWEET!

-- Dave M. - Liberty Township, Ohio

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#7 posted 04-21-2013 12:41 AM

Dang, those are awesome, Lukie!

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#8 posted 04-21-2013 02:06 AM

Thanks for all the nice comments guys.

Terry, by all means, copy away : )

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"

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#9 posted 04-21-2013 04:01 AM

Ahhhh…....

Quality

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#10 posted 04-21-2013 09:49 PM

Those look good man.

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#11 posted 04-22-2013 01:17 AM

They look great! That will jazz up any bench.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#12 posted 04-22-2013 06:56 PM

Nice work Lucas. They are beautiful.

-- ~Tony

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#13 posted 04-22-2013 07:04 PM

Very fancy

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#14 posted 04-25-2013 08:40 PM

those are sweet…Im trying to figure out a good combo as we speak…Im thinking acacia and ipe..?

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#15 posted 04-25-2013 08:41 PM

How are you gonna attach those beauties ?

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