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Dennisgrosen

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01-03-2010 05:12 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question bench wice

I have this 80 – 100 year old bench that I have used a lot of time on
to bring it back in shape so it can bee a real tool in the toolbox again
and I want some advice on how I correct the tailvice were the jaw´s
meting as it is now if I try to use it the peice that is to be hold is rocking
and wacking all over so it´s impossiple to do anything becourse the jaws
only meet at a tiny little point
the ? is how do I fix it and remember my toolcollection is very limit at the
moment
here are some picture of the bench and the vice

the bench

the front vice

the tail vice

some close up´s in different angles

I wil be very happy if there is some one who can help me with a solution

Dennis a newbee


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#1 posted 01-03-2010 05:26 PM

dennis ,
2 ways i can think of .

1- camp vise head with board across the top , and run a handsaw down through it ,
( clamp is to keep the parts solid as you work , use 2 clamps ,
1 on table , 1 on vise head ) .
moving the vise head in after each cut and reclamping until it is flush .

2- add a piece to the table end that is tapered to that angle ,
and the other side square to meet the vise head .
might have to do #1 first to make all the pieces flat ,
or chisel the table end flat , and proceed with #2

i hope this works !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 01-03-2010 05:30 PM

maybee but my consitteration goes on both sides becourse the angle on both side is wrong both direction

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#3 posted 01-03-2010 05:41 PM

David
I can see what you meen I had think off it but was worried that I have to turn the hole benchtop
over on the side to do it

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#4 posted 01-03-2010 05:44 PM

hey this goes fast
Dave and David thank´s for the advice I will do both I think

Dennis

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#5 posted 01-03-2010 07:16 PM

Dennis
I don’t have anything to add to patron’s and DaveR’s comments. But that is an interesting and solid looking bench, and obviously worth fixing up. Thanks for the pictures, pretty neat.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#6 posted 01-03-2010 08:06 PM

Thank´s Jim but I´m afraid it´s on the lighter side of what I need but then I will throw some sandbag´s
under it on the shelf and it is a little short but that has to be so and I love the way it has been thrown together from the beginning with all the gabs in the joint´s and it´s the second time the brownwood is used and recycled the first time it has been placed in a skooner or another vessel that has plowed the ocean´s
and the second time when it recycled to be used in the bench and now I saved it from the dumster
when I bought my hause ten year´s ago

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#7 posted 01-04-2010 01:00 AM

Lot of history in that bench. Heavy is good. My bench is heavy especially since I store a lot of small power tools and other things under it. You might consider the underside for storage. My bench is not as long as I might like, but it fits the spaces I put it in quite well.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#8 posted 01-04-2010 09:31 PM

I gess all woodwocker´s have to work araund some limits no matter if it´s tools, space ,storage,money or wood that is aviable we just have to think twice and work slower and that isn´t so bad after all even when
there is so many thing´s and new idea´s on the to do list but for now it´s a new hobby to me and and it most take the time that it takes when it´s new skills there have to be learned from scrats

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