Workbench #7: Twin Screw vise is DONE

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Blog entry by Rob Drown posted 08-03-2009 07:52 AM 1541 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I finally shimmed the brackets on the correct side and added matching shims on the opposite side of the front vice bearing and vola. turns smooth as butter. The front vice jaw is planed and sanded and has bench dog holes drilled in it. The TSV is Done. All it needs is a coat of oil, boiled linsead oil.and it is DONE>

You can see the bench dog holes drilled in the apron, it is ready to be glued on to the bench. Then it is time to move the top off the legs, fix the wedged tenons, flip the top over onto the legs and secure the top. Soon, I will be able to USE the workbench.

Hallelujah, there is a God

-- 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 08-03-2009 10:50 AM

Looking good!

After you get it up and working, please post how you like the vise. I’m planning to build my first “real” workbench this winter. I’ve purchased a twin-screw for the end vise and am contemplating picking up a second for a face vise. The face vice would have ~12” C-C for the vice screws and the end vice more like 24-28” for a 36” wide bench.

-- Jim in Alaska

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#2 posted 08-03-2009 04:10 PM

getting closer

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#3 posted 08-03-2009 04:50 PM

Hi Rob,

That’s a nice addition to any bench!

Nice work.


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#4 posted 08-03-2009 04:51 PM

Very nice work, when do I get to see it?

-- Garysharp "When sharpening woodworking tools, good enough,...isn't" “Your life’s complete only when your knowledge passes on”.

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