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Workbench #2: vise handle, bench dogs, and legs

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Blog entry by yuridichesky posted 02-05-2013 06:00 PM 1634 reads 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Wagon vise from scratch Part 2 of Workbench series Part 3: Preparing for draw-boring (dowels jig that finally works for me!) »

Not much progress since last time, but still some.

First of all, I made my wagon vise a handle. It’s been cut from raw oak stock that I took from my country house almost two years ago. I started with planing it to be a square, then to be octagonal, then I doubled number of edges yet more couple of times, and finished with some very light sanding.

To make end knobs I used my poor man’s lathe:

Time after time I use it to turn knobs, handles and such:

And here is my new handle:

Second of all, I bored holes for bench dogs:

(look how small my bench is going to be compared even to the brace I used to bore the holes)

I marked second row of the bench dog holes but decided to postpone drilling them until I figure out how many of them I need.

Third of all were some “temporary” bench dogs made out of soft pine:

(will see how long those “temporary” dogs gonna work for me, I suspect at least year unless I break them by myself experimenting with stopper springs)

Here’s my “pencil-sharpener” dowel jig I used:

The jig works quite badly—you can see lots of splitting on the dowels—so I will re-design it when making pegs for draw-boring.

The most fun and exiting part was using bench under construction to build its own parts:

And you know, it works!

(legs ready for M&T job)

Little boy inside of me totally happy :-)

Thanks for reading!

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)



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Mosquito

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#1 posted 02-05-2013 06:23 PM

The most fun and exiting part was using bench under construction to build its own parts

I’ve found that to be quite true! Not even done yet, and it’s already useful!

Progress looks awesome. I can’t wait to see this thing come together int he end. I still love that wagon vise.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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PurpLev

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#2 posted 02-05-2013 06:29 PM

very nice work Yuri.

it does feel great being able to actually using the workbench to continue working on building it. enjoy the ride!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Julian

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#3 posted 02-05-2013 06:30 PM

That’s a great looking bench. A smaller bench can still be very useful. Looks like you got pretty good results off your “poor man’s” lathe.

-- Julian

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yuridichesky

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#4 posted 02-05-2013 07:51 PM

Mos, thank you! We all here are the same, in a good manner :-)

Lev, thank you! I do enjoy the ride, the only my complain is that I have to limit amount of woodworking time due to bunch of reasons. As many of us here at LJ.

Julian, thank you! Some day™ I’ll build more lathe-like device, it’s already cooking in my head.

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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PurpLev

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#5 posted 02-05-2013 07:53 PM

enjoy it when you can, and plan ahead when you can’t. I myself haven’t been in the shop for several months so I know the feeling :)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Mauricio

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#6 posted 02-05-2013 09:08 PM

I love the poor mans lathe. I had looked around alot in the past for ways to turn a drill into a lathe but yours takes the prize for simplicity. Great idea!

I love seeing the bench top in action making the legs. This is going to be one very nice little bench!

Great work Yuri.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#7 posted 02-06-2013 12:04 AM

^ Ditto on the Lathe! It’s not the tool, it’s the operator that makes it great! :-)

Nice build you have going, Yuri. Congrats, looking forward to seeing more!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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yuridichesky

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#8 posted 02-06-2013 12:13 PM

Mauricio and Smitty, thank you guys! The lathe is a product of my laziness on one hand and passion to make stuff up on the other. It’s still too many clamps to match with my laziness though :-)

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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