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Curly maple leg vice for English "Nicholson" bench.

11-26-2010 11:05 AM by Matt Stauffer | 25 comments »

I’ve been working on this bench for I guess 2 months now on my days off. It’s southern yellow pine. I dug around the shelf for at least an hour picking out boards at Home Depot, but could not find any without knots. Not one. Must be an Alabama thing. I decided that a wood screw was in order for my phantom vintage bench, and found one at Lake Erie Toolworks. I didn’t want to invest so much into a vice screw, but I could not find a vintage screwbox on ebay. It is a very nicely finished screw and nut though. I was looking for an 8/4 piece of white ash and happened to see a nice piece of curly maply that was the same price as the ash. Ash is a pretty ...

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