Workbench #4: Back to the dogs and Wagon

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Blog entry by cpd011 posted 02-12-2013 05:01 PM 3198 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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That was one of the more satisfying things I’ve done woodworking. The planing of course. That 5 worked like a dream. I instantly ebayed an old stanley for 30 bucks. I can’t wait until ot shows up.

The wagon vise rides in to 3/4 inch dadoes that I put in before glueing up the top. Oak runners are screwed to the sides of the chop. I used a jorgensen 12” veneer press screw that cost $20. With a little wax on the runners, it slides like..something very slippery. The caps I put on the end are placed over 3/4 by 1” tounge and groove. They were then lag bolted into the bench ends. I used 3/8 inch bolts. Even though I predrilled, during the process of removing the wagon vise endcap for tuning, I sheared off one of the bolts. This was removing the bolt! The bolt had been waxed, cheap metal I don’t know. Needless to say the rest of the bolt is in there forever.

This was pre bolt-snap. This chop was a little short so I made one a little longer and then used the 5 to smooth it to the top.

Then it was time to drill some round dog holes with a spade bit which were then chamfered with a router bit. I made a vise handle using 7/8 oak dowel and the ends of the handle with 1-1/8 poplar dowel in which I used a 7/8 forstner bit for the mating hole.

The bottom shelf is a section of my old benchtop and the case came from under the old bench as well.

I still need to make a sliding deadman, but that’s a fairly simple job. The dado for it was already routed on the underside of the benchtop.

Thanks for looking. There are a lot of imperfections but I’m rpoud of it.

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#1 posted 02-13-2013 03:03 AM

Nice job, every project is a learning experience!

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->



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#2 posted 02-13-2013 03:13 AM

Great project, job well done.

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