Workbench #6: Leg vise chop

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Blog entry by yuridichesky posted 09-21-2013 05:43 PM 2598 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Drawboring: the good, the bad and the ugly Part 6 of Workbench series Part 7: Leg vise »

The leg vise chop’s wood is beech (I just have one big thick beech board and so I use it when I need some hardwood).

First some rough cuts:

Then cleaning up:

(you can see here template I used to mark curves of the chop)

(and this is my cleanup kit)

Ready for parallel guide mortise:

Parallel guide mortise: first saw cut then cleaning with the chisel (and a block of wood as a guide).

Dry fit:


Closeups of drawboring results:

And a teaser of the next blog entry:

Stay tuned, interesting stuff about to start!

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

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#1 posted 09-21-2013 06:04 PM

Looking good! You are going to love that chain vise! You just open and close it.. nothin’ to it.

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#2 posted 09-21-2013 06:17 PM

Thank you, Eric, already love it!
Spent hour or two just opening and closing it, crushed couple of beer cans (will shoot a video when workbench is finished), tested on thin and thick boards…
Jim’s work is awesome!

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

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#3 posted 09-21-2013 06:43 PM

Clean work Yuridicheshky!

I like the idea of a block of wood for a chisel guide.

I shall try that.

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#4 posted 09-21-2013 07:13 PM

Thank you, Waho.

This cut was on visible side of the chop, so to make it crisp and clean I had to use something to guide a chisel.

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

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#5 posted 09-21-2013 08:19 PM

Fine craftsmanship on display Yuri!

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#6 posted 09-21-2013 08:52 PM

Yuri, outstanding execution the the chop, can’t wait to see the final product. The draw boring looks tight! Great work.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#7 posted 09-23-2013 05:36 AM

CL and Kevin, thank you. Final product is on the way, but I need some more time (and more tools too!) to get it done.

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

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#8 posted 09-27-2013 04:31 PM

Great work Yuri, cant wait to see the next installment.

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

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