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Newage Neanderthal

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#1 posted 11-04-2011 09:21 PM

Wood- SYP construction 2X10 Its heavy, cheap, hard enough to stand up well, softer than the woods I use, except poplar. Face vise chop and sliding dead man are hard maple. That and 1 gal glue was and I was off. Top is 4” thick and legs are just shy 4.5” thick. All mortise and tenons are pegged with white oak dowels. Shelf is ¾” thick and holds my bench appliances. Its heavy, real heavy.

Vises- Veritas quick release face and tail vise.
Face vise is nice, beats a leg vise in my book any day. I know, it racks. So what, make a simple wedge or card spacer, when it’s an issue (honestly, with this vice, it rarely is). Beats bending over to change the pin in a leg vise.

Tail vise is the bees knees. That long chop mean very little unsupported area like with other types of tail vises. Also means I don’t need holes every 3” in a row. Plus it moves the dog holes right up front, which is great for fenced planes.

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