|Project by PittsburghTim||posted 04-26-2013 11:19 PM||3297 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
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,
-- She asked me, "Who are you going to please with that?" I said, "Me."