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Blog entry by rhybeka posted 03-05-2015 05:30 PM 1552 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 22: Deviation Part 23 of Basement Workspace / V8 Mini Workbench series Part 24: Pig n Lipstick? Or something along those lines.... »

I had some time to work on the leg vise last night. Very little progress but at least some :) I’d already rough cut the holes, and needed to cut the sides. Here’s how I started

I’ve been scratching my head on the chamfer at the top since I’ve seen different variations of it and it seems to be taking me FOREVER to get it cut with my block plane. I’m thinking that’s a user issue but I’m trying to get a feel for the plane and it is cross/end grain after all so what a better time to learn?

So I put that down for a bit and did the easy part – rough cut the sides with a jig saw. I left enough of the top to do the curves still – wanted to make sure they matched and my hand sketch on the wood wasn’t cutting it and my protractor had walked off! (found it later on the kitchen table). Here’s how I ended:

Not sure if I want to cut them down to finished depth or sand/rasp them down. Guess I could plane them down with either the block or the smoothing plane? I think? I Have to do the same to the insides of the squares but I’m thinking they may just get a sharp chisel :) TBC

So I started working on the log centre piece. I cut it down to rough size using two ‘new to me’ hand saws. I’m left with the dilemma of how to get the board to finish size…. cut again with the handsaw (don’t think I trust myself to cut true enough for that option), take it out to the table saw and cut it there (table saw is buried and it’s getting quite nippy out again) or block/smoothing plane it down to final dimensions? I’m leaning towards the last since I started hitting it with a block plane but I’m getting a bit of chatter… may need to sharpen/hone the blade again.

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.



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#1 posted 03-06-2015 12:09 AM

You’re getting awfully close to needing a V8degree logo.

:-)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#2 posted 03-06-2015 03:35 PM

LOL I don’t think I’m that skilled Mr. P :) besides – think I can do anything at the top that that big old knot wouldn’t interfere with??

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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#3 posted 03-06-2015 05:35 PM

We can work something out. As soon as it is up and working, I’ll send you one and it will be easy to install.
..... promise.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#4 posted 03-06-2015 06:40 PM

:D I have it working now to do this work – it’s been tough forgetting I’m left handed at points! I’m relearning how to read wood- grain quickly – I got rusty since I wasn’t doing it barely at all in school (using mostly ply too). I really need to cough up the $40 for a pair of holds from Gramercy Tools! Birthday’s coming up so I think I know what I’ll ask for :D

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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#5 posted 03-06-2015 10:59 PM

not sure if the improvement can be seen or not – but here’s a pic I just took

thinking about leaving the top chamfer where it is – it’s pretty rough going up there! not sure if sandpaper would help or not.

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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#6 posted 03-06-2015 11:04 PM

Post a picture of the vice holding something and send me your address. I have a few logos here all set to go. I will mount it on a piece of thin plywood so you don’t have to inlay it if you like. :-)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#7 posted 03-07-2015 12:03 AM

okie dokie Mr. P :) I’m shooting to have it functional by the end of the weekend if I don’t get stuck somewhere else. You may hear me cursing out your way if I’m not careful :p

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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#8 posted 03-09-2015 03:31 PM

thinking I might have to go clean the TS off to get that edge cleaned up. my block plane really hates that knot! and I’ve got one edge higher than the other.weird. #confessionsofanewbieplaneuser

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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