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Project by PittsburghTim posted 04-26-2013 11:19 PM 2191 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have waited for this for several months now. When I first built this Nicholson-style workbench, I installed a Veritas twin-screw as an end vise and that has worked fantastically. I had downloaded the measurements for a large maple vise screw and nut from Lake Erie Tool so I knew I could later install a leg vise using their hardware later without too much difficulty.

I started earlier in the week coating the screw, handle, and nut a few times with Watco Danish Oil as recommended and then appyling paste wax liberally to the screw and threads of the nut. I moved on to drilling the leg and mortising the nut in the lack of the leg. I then built the chop using a few pieces of SYP left over from building the bench and a scrap of walnut left over from another project. The glue-ups are held together with glue and Miller dowels. I recessed the brass garter for a more refined look and made the parallel guide from a piece of curly maple. The parallel guide is pinned in its mortise with a home made 1” walnut dowel.

I still need to pick up a scrap of leather to line the jaw. I’m taking a trip to Amish country in Ohio next week and will check with a few harness makers to see if they would sell me a piece.

Thanks for looking,

Tim

-- She asked me, "Who are you going to please with that?" I said, "Me."





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Boatman53

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#1 posted 04-26-2013 11:32 PM

That is a beautiful vise there Tim. I like the two tone chop.
Jim

-- Jim, Long Island, NY Ancorayachtservice.com home of the chain leg vise

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 04-27-2013 12:36 AM

Beautiful job Tim. Check with a saddle shop as they discard pieces the size you need by the barrelful.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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redryder

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#3 posted 04-27-2013 04:54 AM

That’s a dandy. I’m trying to work up the nerve to build one myself…..............................

-- mike...............

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toddbeaulieu

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#4 posted 04-27-2013 09:56 AM

That’s just awesome. I love the plugs.

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 04-27-2013 02:37 PM

What a great looking vise. A real beauty!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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DaveMueller

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#6 posted 04-27-2013 03:34 PM

That’s a really nice vise.

-- Dave M. - Liberty Township, Ohio

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#7 posted 04-30-2013 01:51 PM

That’s good looking and well made vise, functional and efficient as well. Great job!

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#8 posted 05-01-2013 12:54 PM

Wow sweet looking work sign me up for one Just joking I made my woodbench recently still have to varnish it though with a taiwan copy of an emert vice on the front and another on the side . Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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