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Blog entry by rhybeka posted 03-15-2015 09:24 PM 1073 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 23: Legs! it's got Legs! well...kinda Part 24 of Basement Workspace / V8 Mini Workbench series Part 25: vices...vises....etc »

So it appears I’m in something of the home stretch.

All of the leg vice log pieces are cut – just need a light sanding and staining before assembly. I believe the center needs some endgrain sanding/smoothing as well. I still need to cut the shims for that from 3/4 in ply

I cut the three shims for the wagon vice (there’s an extra because it’s a hair too short). Still working on cutting all of the other pieces.

I picked up some 1/2 rod at Lowes – they didn’t have any 3/4 in though. wondering if I can fashion a handle of some kind for this?

Onwards! plodding a long, singing a song…. :D

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



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firefighterontheside

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#1 posted 03-15-2015 10:04 PM

Progress! Keep working on it.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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DIYaholic

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#2 posted 03-15-2015 10:28 PM

What kind of handle???
crank wheel? like on a TS height/tilt adjustment….
Straight? like on a bar clamp….
Perpendicular to the threaded rod? like on a bench vise….

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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rhybeka

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#3 posted 03-16-2015 02:02 AM

like a plane knob was what I was thinking Randy :) something to grip the 1/2in rod with

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

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DIYaholic

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#4 posted 03-16-2015 02:07 AM

Many a people have used a drill press, to turn a knob….
The wood can be threaded…. or a nut can be epoxied into the knob.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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bandit571

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#5 posted 03-16-2015 04:18 AM

Happen to have a couple spare knobs sitting over here, if you want them….

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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rhybeka

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#6 posted 03-16-2015 12:43 PM

@Bandit I’d LOVE to come visit again if you and your wife will have me :D Trouble is I’ve got some busy weekends ahead with this graduation party I’m apparently the guest of honor / DIY contractor for /sigh/

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

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rhybeka

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#7 posted 03-16-2015 02:35 PM

I’ve seen the drill press lathes and would like to do something along those lines for quick things but I don’t have any lathe tools :\ they don’t seem to be cheap either.

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

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#8 posted 03-16-2015 03:23 PM

:-)

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

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rhybeka

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#9 posted 03-16-2015 04:04 PM

Mr. P just wants me to think outside the box ;)

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

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