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Project by 12strings posted 11-02-2013 02:06 PM 1526 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been working on the bench in the picture for about 4-5 years, and the double-pipe-vice serves my needs for working on the ends of pieces, and on cleaning up edges of pieces, but the top of the bench is nowhere near flat enough for effective planing of the faces of boards.

So this is to tide me over until I get around to building a proper bench. It is dirt simple, basically an oversized bench hook:

1. Find a 2×6.
2. Plane down bottom side so it sits solidly on the bench without rocking.
3. Screw & glue on scrap for rear stop that keeps the board on the bench.
4. Flatten top surface with try plane, checking for flatness with winding sticks.
5. Make 1,2,3, or more interchangeable planing stops of differing heights, with screw holes that all line up. (I’ve made 2 so far, 1/4” and 1/2”.)
6. Test with small piece of cherry.
7. Post on lumberjocks.com and pretend it qualifies as a real “project”. :-)

-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!





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siavosh

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#1 posted 11-02-2013 08:18 PM

I like it. I’m planning on doing something similar but on top of our dining table :)

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mafe

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#2 posted 11-02-2013 09:17 PM

Really cool.
Japan meets West.
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/66082
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Dan Hux

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#3 posted 11-03-2013 12:14 AM

Very nice,,I like Siavosh’s idea about the dining room table,,,ours is really nice, but we never use it. We just walk by it and around it.

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC http://whitdaniel.com

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#4 posted 11-03-2013 12:58 AM

What a great idea…I have been looking at getting an end vice and drilling dog holes in my bench.A wider one of those will be just the thing for me…thanks.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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wb8nbs

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#5 posted 11-04-2013 01:11 AM

I made something similar a couple years ago http://www.flickr.com/photos/wb8nbs/5221847345/ I use it a lot. My bench is an old wooden office desk and far from flat. The planing board is 5/8 baltic birch ply and has an 1 1/4 fin down the bottom that I clamp in the bench vise. I use cam locks to keep the work in place on the board.

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dmmflys

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#6 posted 11-12-2013 02:52 AM

I like the idea of the pipe clamp vice. I’ve been toying with a similar idea. I would love it if you would share how it was made and a few … Dozen pictures would be very helpful too.
Thanks
Dave

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12strings

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#7 posted 11-12-2013 08:40 AM

Pipe-clamp vise described:

http://lumberjocks.com/12strings/blog/38501

-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!

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mafe

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#8 posted 11-12-2013 01:22 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMEF8e5Fd0w&feature=share&list=UUfNnQEernZ4Ln4rHEatdcQw
Try to look at this guys videos.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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