Workbench #6: Twin Screw is almost finished

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Blog entry by Rob Drown posted 08-01-2009 03:57 AM 1281 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The front face is mounted. I need to attach the chain cover, then disassemble everything, drill dog holes, finish plane the jaws then apply the oil finish.

The tolerance on the holes was much larger than I thought. I put way to much effort into straightening the holes.

There are 3/8ths pins that keep what ever you clamp from resting on the screws. The instructions indicate that you are to drill holes for these pins on the inside face of the rear jaw tangent to the screw hole. The screws that mount the nuts on the backside of the rear jaw poked into the hole. My solution was to shorten the pins.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#1 posted 08-01-2009 03:59 AM

Looks good Rob

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#2 posted 08-01-2009 04:49 AM

nice job Rob, nearly there!


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#3 posted 08-01-2009 03:51 PM

Hi Rob;

So close! Almost home.

Looks good.


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#4 posted 03-22-2010 08:11 AM

Looking good. Any tips? I’m just starting to install the same one on my bench. First thing is building in the front apron to the bench. I was planning on making it ~7” tall and the making the front jaw about 6 to 6.5”.

Are you build a bench dog into yours?

-- Greg - Vancouver, BC

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