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Forum topic by Tbarksdale posted 403 days ago 714 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Tbarksdale

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403 days ago

I have almost no source’s for hardwood close to me but an abundance of Syp 1x. I thought i could Lam together several pieces and cut on the band saw the profile. Any Ideas? I have the Screw and flange Hardware from Rockler.

-- Tbarksdale Cullman Alabama


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Tbarksdale

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#1 posted 403 days ago

Sorry I”m building a roubo bench and the leg vise.I did not specify in my earlier post.

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#2 posted 403 days ago

Sure! I don’t see why not. SYP is very strong and it should work for that purpose. I’d laminate three or four of the pieces together depending on if it’s full 4/4 or 3/4 thick wood.

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#3 posted 403 days ago

Ya, make it 2” thick or so. Should be fine.

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Tbarksdale

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#4 posted 401 days ago

good deal thanks for the advice, i cant find any ash or maple in my town.

-- Tbarksdale Cullman Alabama

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#5 posted 400 days ago

Sure syp gets harder with age, some of the old stuff is like iron.
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#6 posted 400 days ago

Looking forward to pics of your SYP leg vise.

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