|Project by lumberjoe||posted 06-27-2013 02:29 AM||2804 views||9 times favorited||14 comments|
A few weeks ago I made a work bench with a pretty unique and awesome leg vise. It is wedge powered. Shipwright designed it and provided me a lot of assistance in the build. I can’t begin to tell you how awesome this is. I like it so much I am ditching my screw on the end and installing some wedge powered wagon vises (once I finish my desk)
The finishing touch was the V8 logo. I take absolutely no credit for this other than the barely passable inlay routing. Paul (Shipwright) made the logo. Since I was the first one to make a wedge powered vise, this was my prize. It’s probably the nicest looking thing in my shop (when my wife isn’t in there of course)
On the very last cut my router slipped and nicked a corner. It’s barely noticeable but drives me crazy. I’ll throw on one last coat of BLO tomorrow.
If you don’t have a leg vise, please make one of these. You can add it to anything that passes as a workbench. You won’t believe how versatile it really is until you start using it