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Forum topic by Jeffrey Guy posted 07-20-2014 07:30 PM 552 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jeffrey Guy

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07-20-2014 07:30 PM

Topic tags/keywords: rustic furniture vise log tenon cutter custom

Hi all, I’m new to the site and metalworking, but not to woodworking. Lately I’ve been experimenting with rustic furniture and I decided I needed a new vise to hold logs while I use my tenon cutter on them. It’s made of aluminum with a steel insert jaw and I bought all the materials as scrap so it probably cost me less than $5. This was a real hack project, I didn’t have blueprints and nothing is an exact measurement. It works though and that’s all I want. I think I’ll bolt it down to a sawhorse so I can use it outside where I normally do my more “rustic” projects, I just put it in my bench vise to test it. I’m sure I can use it for shaving with the drawknife and many other things too, this was a great project.

-- The former lives of objects need not interfere with their current use."


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GrandpaLen

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#1 posted 07-21-2014 04:08 PM

That’s quite the ‘Gripppper’ clamp you’ve built to accommodate your tenon process.
It’s nice to be able to build your own tools.

Very well executed.
Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#2 posted 07-21-2014 04:14 PM

I like it. Don’t really have a use for one myself, but it looks like it does what you want, and cheaply. I’m always for stuff like this.

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Jeffrey Guy

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#3 posted 07-28-2014 12:34 AM

well, I took it out and tried it. It works fine and clamps good, but now I regret only putting in one mounting screw hole. It tends to twist up off the bench when I try to make tenons in it, but I work around it by always cutting so the rotation forces it down towards the bench

-- The former lives of objects need not interfere with their current use."

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