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Work Bench #2: I have been busy building a new work bench

04-11-2013 01:14 AM by sandhill | 9 comments »

In between jobs I have been building a new work bench milled from 8/4 and 12/4 maple hard and soft. The top is 4” thick. 24” wide, 6’6” long the legs are 4”X5” and the bench is 33” high which is at the point where my wrist makes a crease. The wagon vice is from Lake Erie Tools as will be the leg vice. I am building it by hand with no power tools at all, Whew! I still need to mount the leg vice after all the stretchers are cut, 16 mortise & ten...

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Building my wooden Screw #14: More pics

12-12-2016 04:33 PM by schu777 | 6 comments »

More details about the Guide nut – where you see the red, that is where I had to trim out part of the thread that prevents the screw from fully advancing as the thread is being cut. If you do this, then you’re creating the wood screw will be so much quicker than mine. Only thing you may have to fight is the depth of your router bit. If too deep, then the freshly screw will be loose in the guide nut. If not deep enough, the advancement of the screw will get nearly if not imposs...

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Building my wooden Screw #12: Finally, a wood SCREW!!

12-09-2016 02:48 PM by schu777 | 5 comments »

Now the dowel I used to make the wood screw was not the prettiest – as it had some knots and almost some bark within it – I figured most likely I would be using it for a testing and not an actual screw for the bench. I took the guild block/nut with the router bolted on top, clamped it to my current bench (hollow core door) and got ready to do my first test. I turned on the router, put my dowel in and started away. NOTE: I had about 3”-4” from my old dowel to use for ...

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Building my wooden Screw #13: Thoughts and things to consider...

12-09-2016 05:28 PM by schu777 | 1 comment »

If you use the router method, you might have to put up with the fact that you might have some “burn” marks on the threads. Think of it this way – do those burn marks affect how the screw works/operates? NOPE – not one bit. It might be possible getting a crank on the end of the screw to help you keep the dowel/screw advancing and avoid the burn marks. It’s up to you, for me, I can live with it – somewhat. The nut – in a previous post I mentioned the guide nut wasn’t very clean when I ran...

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Building my wooden Screw #10: Onward to Version 3 of the Woodwen Screw jigs!!!

12-08-2016 09:03 PM by schu777 | 0 comments »

After having version 2 fail, I kept on the idea that I could do this and figure it out. After the second version, I thought I’d better use my hard maple to make the next version. So I cut out a piece from my 8/4 board and took my hand plane (yes, that one I built :-) – I was kind of not wanting to use this hard maple with that nice looking edge grain. But since I had not other boards to use, I went ahead and used it. I glued it up and made a new 2” dowel to become...

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Building my wooden Screw #11: Creating the guide nut...

12-09-2016 02:18 PM by schu777 | 0 comments »

I decided that I didn’t need to re-create the tap guide, as the one I had from version 2 sould work just fine. Here you can see the tap inserted into the soon-to-be guide nut. However, prior to this, I found my hole wasn’t quite 90 degrees, so I put that to the side and created a new blank for a nut. I took my burnisher for scraper, loaded that up in the drill press and checked to see if the table is set right – it wasn’t so I spent the next 15-20 minutes looking for...

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Building my wooden Screw #2: The Beginning...

12-07-2016 05:02 PM by schu777 | 0 comments »

As with everyone in the past 2-3 years, I started down the path to build my workbench which I wanted to have some wooden screws for the wagon vise and leg vise. I looked around to purchase some and realized that the price alone was reason enough to pursue building my own wood screw vise. So my search began with Google searching for how to do it. Luckily I came across CartersWhittling that gave me tons of information of how to build a screw. If you are looking to go down this path of build...

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Building my wooden Screw #1: Guide block for the tap...

12-07-2016 06:06 PM by schu777 | 0 comments »

Next I created the guide block for the tap (for the second time) in this picture you can see the block with a 2” hole and my paper template laying on top. The black on the metal is the part that will be used to guide the tap and create the nut. The wood I used was from an old shelf that I build when I was in high school – birch. In front is the LONG tap that I created out of popular. Yes, I know, not the greatest wood to use in creating my wooden screw jigs. On the right side...

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Building my wooden Screw #3: Creating the Guide for the Wood screw (version 2)

12-07-2016 08:54 PM by schu777 | 0 comments »

Now in the first version I planned on making just a thread box, but decided to go use a router instead. In this picture the small block on top with dowels coming out of it is sitting on top of the block that will be the 2.5” guide for the wood screw. The top block will become the “nut” that pulls the screw through as the router is cutting the threads. The dowels were used to hold both pieces together while I drilled in a 2” hole first, which then I followed up with ...

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Building my wooden Screw #4: The Dowel to become the wood screw (I hope)

12-07-2016 09:44 PM by schu777 | 0 comments »

After having the guide created for the wood screw, I needed to create the dowel that would become the wood screw. This dowel was created out of the birch wood I had from a shelf. I’m not an expert on the lathe, but decent enough to get it moving. After getting the dowel close to the 2.5” size, I’d take it off and see if it would fit through the 2.5” hole – go back and remove just a hair off here and there. I finally got it to the size and moved towards the next ...

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