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Workbench #6: Leg vise chop

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Blog entry by yuridichesky posted 305 days ago 1354 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).

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First some rough cuts:

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Then cleaning up:


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


(and this is my cleanup kit)

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Ready for parallel guide mortise:

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

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Dry fit:

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Drawboring:

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Closeups of drawboring results:

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And a teaser of the next blog entry:

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Stay tuned, interesting stuff about to start!

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



8 comments so far

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Airframer

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#1 posted 305 days ago

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

-- Eric - http://theidiotgaloot.com

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yuridichesky

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#2 posted 305 days ago

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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waho6o9

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#3 posted 305 days ago

Clean work Yuridicheshky!

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

I shall try that.

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yuridichesky

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#4 posted 305 days ago

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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CL810

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#5 posted 305 days ago

Fine craftsmanship on display Yuri!

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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#6 posted 305 days ago

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

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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yuridichesky

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#7 posted 303 days ago

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 299 days ago

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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