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Roubo Workbench #6: The Leg Vise

04-21-2012 08:46 PM by Brandon | 12 comments »

Before getting to the leg vise, just a quick note on the tenons on the top. I purposely made the tenons about 1/4” longer than they needed to be so that they would sit proud of the bench top. I did this because it would minimize damage on the ends of the tenons while trying to fit the top to the base. Also, this makes it easy to flush up perfectly once everything is in place. So, once the top was set in place and draw-bored tight, I cut the protruding tenons flush with the rest of the b...

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Workbench Build - Splayed leg French Bench #14: Wooden Screw - Another attempt

10-19-2012 02:02 PM by Mauricio | 61 comments »

It didnt turn out well, still licking my wounds. Here is briefly what happened… Made a new jigAfter one test screw, I successfuly made one that had reasonable little chipping, I was happy with it.I actually cut the hub off a reject screw and reused it on this one. Tapped the leg Tried the screw, but it binds up after a little bit. I kept tapping the threads deeper and deeper hoping it would fit but it wasn’t the diameter of the hole, it was the thread pitch, and since the...

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Roubo-Moxon Bench Build #19: It's a Sham

11-14-2011 02:51 PM by Eric | 6 comments »

Still waiting on my oil to entirely dry. Meanwhile, I thought I would fix something that I knew would bug me all the time. My big honkin’ wooden vise jaw is too massive for the few inches of threading in the big wooden nut in the leg vise, and as a result the big wooden screw tilts downwards towards the jaw. See look: here in the very back of the leg you can see the nut: The nut is actually not glued into the leg at all; it’s merely held in place by those blocks that are...

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Farm Bench Leg Vise #1: Roehl Leg Vise

11-13-2014 03:45 AM by Woodknack | 23 comments »

[update: better pics on my personal blog]http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/2014/11/unusual-early-20th-century-farm-leg-vise.html Posting this here so it doesn’t get buried in the workbench thread. While perusing Google Books I ran across an unusual leg vise arrangement on a Nicholson style bench in Farm Woodwork by Louis Michael Roehl, 1919. The leg vise has two angled braces rather than the usual pin bar. The angled braces, along with the screw, form a triangle that rides undernea...

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V8 Degree wedge powered workbench #11: Wedge Vice Upgrade

10-06-2014 12:00 AM by shipwright | 17 comments »

I’ve been doing a bit of repetitive hand cutting (dovetails) in my leg vice (or vise if you prefer) lately and while I am very happy with it in general, I guess the one drawback has always been that you almost need another hand for the wedge sometimes. It became enough of a frustration this week that I gave it a little thought and came up with this solution. It’s very simple. I just inlayed a rare earth magnet into the sloped face of the wedge hole and a strip of steel (straigh...

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Workbench #6: Leg vise chop

09-21-2013 05:43 PM by yuridichesky | 8 comments »

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: .Drawboring: .Closeups of drawboring results:...

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My Ultimate Workbench Build #1: Getting started...

06-30-2011 06:26 AM by RS Woodworks | 1 comment »

This workbench project, for me, has been a long time coming. Well, long as in a couple of years anyways. It kinda began when I finally realized that the piece of plywood on two saw horses wasn’t quite cutting it as a woodworking bench. The mdf top on two collapsible metal legs wasn’t much better, and althought its been my main work, assembly, and glue up table for the past two years, the granite top of my table saw is far from an ideal workbench either. So, slowly, I began accumil...

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Roubo-ish Workbench #1: Roubo modifications - please poke holes in this design

05-02-2012 01:46 PM by John | 13 comments »

My dear LJ friends and community! Please tell me what you like/dislike about this idea. the thought is to make a roubo workbench out of 4×4 nominal lumber (Lowes has 4×4 doug fir for about $1 a linear foot) This will be my first of two roubos, so this one is practice. The second will be “true to Schwarz” and made from big timbers with a big wooden screw (from Erie) and a real wagon vise (probably from bench crafted) – but this first one will have a metal scre...

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Workbench Build - Splayed leg French Bench #6: Wooden Screw #2

05-21-2012 04:44 PM by Mauricio | 43 comments »

I think most of you have seen a lot of these pics on other thread but I’ll post them here for the Blog with more detail. As you know last time I tried to carve my screw by hand, it worked but was slow going. So I built the router jig but have been having trouble dialing it in perfectly. Here is the router jig I made. As you can see its a loose fit which is why I got a lot of chipping in the tips of the thread, I was cutting to deep. This is what happened when I fed my hand car...

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Workbench #8: New leg vise hardware and a design revision

03-02-2011 06:50 PM by HungryTermite | 5 comments »

I decided in January that I really wanted a wooden screw for my leg vise. I jut like the way they look and they seem to work just the same. So, I placed an order for a screw and nut from Lake Erie Toolworks and they finally arrived yesterday! The screw is beautiful. I assumed there would be some chipping or tearout on the threads but they are perfect. It basically arrived in a condition ready to be finished and installed. I am thinking just some BLO and wax will be the finsih. ItR...

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