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My First Workbench #28: Day 29: Mounting the Leg Vise (part 1)

10-19-2012 11:46 PM by RaggedKerf | 0 comments »

Here’s the link to the post with pictures. Today I finally had enough of thinking and worrying about how to mount the leg vise. After all, once I drill that big hole through the leg, there’s no going back! I got out the Black and Decker Woodwrecker and a 5/8” paddle bit, then punched a hole in the chop for the threaded rod. Then i carefully lined up the chop exactly where I wanted it…leveled it and clamped it in place. I marked the spot on the leg where the hole...

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HandWorks Event 2015 #1: What an Amazing Event!

05-17-2015 03:34 AM by CharlieK | 5 comments »

Four friends and I drove down from Minneapolis to Cedar Rapids for the 2015 Handworks Event. I was quite pleasantly surprised by how good it was. We were only there on Friday, but it went on for the whole weekend. Wow, where to start! Lots of vendors, Lots and Lots and Lots of tools, and many well known names in the woodworking community; Chris Schwarz, Roy Underhill, Ron Hock, and many more that you would recognize. Here is a really blurry picture of me with Mike Siemsen. Chris S...

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My First Workbench #18: Day 18: The big dry fit!

08-30-2012 12:39 AM by RaggedKerf | 2 comments »

To see the picture heavy version of this post, please click here! Very excited today because I got a lot accomplished! I ended with a dry fit of the entire bench and started work on the leg vise. To get started, I finished sawing the bridle joint on the last leg…best cuts to date! Straight as an arrow!When the last legs were cut, I grabbed the rubber mallet and chisels and hacked out the joints in about 10 minutes. So much faster than before! Sharp chisels are a joy to wor...

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Roubo bench for my 5 years old son #1: Roubo top, legs, stretchers and Homemade Leg vise

11-07-2012 03:52 PM by bern92 | 8 comments »

I’m building this bench for my 5 years old son so he can work with me in the shop. He love to work with me. He was asking me for a bench at his size for the past year. I built the top, leg and stretcher out of left over from my garden shed. I use walnut for the vise chop and maple for the hub. I’m building the vise system myself and it’s going very well. I still have to make the garter plate to hold the hub with the vise chop. Next step front and back stretchers and moun...

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My First Workbench #29: Day 30: Mounting the Leg Vise (part 2)

10-21-2012 12:12 PM by RaggedKerf | 0 comments »

For the version with pictures, please click here. I didn’t have much spare time today but what I did have I used to take care of the next couple steps in the leg vise drama. First I removed the threaded rod and hacked off about 6-8” worth from the end. The rod was just about 2” too long to allow the chop to fully close. Then I figured out how to mount a handle. It occurred to me while I was trying to remove the rod from the bench from the test fit. If I could car...

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Building my Workbench #15: Little More Progress, Nearly Done

07-24-2017 12:03 PM by HokieKen | 32 comments »

Well, I got some time in the shop this weekend. I split it about 50/50 between my Beer Swap project and my bench. Just wanted to post a quick update on where I’m at. Now that everything is assembled and pinned, it’s time to get to work on the “fun”stuff… well mostly. First up was to get the end vise back on. Now, this is the one part of my build I’m not totally satisfied with. There’s just too much slop in this hardware for a chop as long and ...

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My First Workbench #30: Day 31: Mounting the Leg Vise (part 3)

10-22-2012 11:59 AM by RaggedKerf | 2 comments »

Please click here to see the version with pictures. I made some good progress for the 20 minutes I had to work on the bench today. I used the utility knife to chamber the edges of the two locking nut/wood discs I fabricated, then polished off the wood with 220 grit sandpaper for a nice smooth finish that didn’t end up overly round. I also got out the 3/8” paddle bit and started to hog out the slot for the support guide at the bottom of the leg vise. I ran out of time to...

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My First Workbench #33: Leg Vise Chop Redux

08-23-2013 09:44 PM by RaggedKerf | 2 comments »

Okay, so if you follow this blog, you’ll know that last year I built a leg vice and attached it to the workbench I built over the summer. The chop on this vice was simply two pieces of 3/4” pine, about 6” wide, glued together and shaped (with some crude tools I had at the time and zero knowledge of what I was doing). Then I carved my initials and the year of it’s construction (2012) into it and made a nice little handle out of poplar. Well, it works. ThatR...

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My First Workbench #31: Day 32: Mounting the Leg Vise (part 4)

10-23-2012 12:15 PM by RaggedKerf | 2 comments »

For the image heavy version of this post, please click here. At last, the day arrived when I could put it all together and complete the leg vise. Or so I thought. This post is actually a combination of a couple days work because I just couldn’t bring myself to post nothing but failure after failure until it was done. With some helpful tips from Sylvain over at the Lumberjocks site, I was able to (almost) complete the task of getting that garter (that I thought was an unmitigated...

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Moravian Workbench #11: Simple Work Holding

06-09-2020 12:43 PM by Tom | 0 comments »

I have been using the Moravian workbench for several months now. At first, I was not all that comfortable with the work holding methods, mainly because I have never used a leg vise. This was compounded by the leg vise needing to “break in” for a while. At first, it tended to be finicky moving it into position and would require nudging it with both hands. Also, I could not seem to find the best pin location for the size of the work piece and I would have to readjust. I have be...

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