V8 Degree wedge powered workbench #10: Offer Extended

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Blog entry by shipwright posted 06-03-2013 02:24 AM 4380 reads 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 9: Logo Offer Part 10 of V8 Degree wedge powered workbench series Part 11: Wedge Vice Upgrade »

Tomorrow morning the extra V8 degree marquetry logo that I had left over when I made my bench will head across the continent from British Columbia, Canada to Maine, USA. In the last entry to this blog I offered it to the first person who actually built a leg vice like mine. Well here it is.

It gave me a great feeling to see another vice like this built and I felt proud that Joe was actually looking forward to adding the logo. In fact it felt so good that I’m going to extend the offer to anyone who builds one and wants to add a marquetry V8 logo so if anyone out there wants one it’s as easy as sending a photo of your bench / vice. Yes you do have to build it first. I won’t have it in stock next time though so it may take a few more days.

EDIT : I have made some more so they are available now.

To me sharing ideas and tips is the best part of Lumberjocks and nothing makes me happier than when someone uses one of my silly ideas.

Thanks again Joe, you made my day!

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#1 posted 06-03-2013 04:00 AM

I would never use one of your silly ideas. Of course, I haven’t seen one yet. I’ve seen a lot of your great ideas though, and hope you keep on sharing them

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 06-03-2013 04:33 AM

That’s really nice of you Paul, if I had not built my bench yet I would take you up on the offer. Thanks for your generosity

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#3 posted 06-03-2013 05:38 AM

Really like the vise design…. Big fan of wedges too…good reminder to keep it simple..

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#4 posted 06-03-2013 09:17 AM

This is a great incentive Paul and I hope a lot of folks will take you up on making this fantastic vise. With over 60,000 LJ members you might be making quite a few of those V8’s.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 06-03-2013 12:27 PM

Paul – Your bench is now officially my next ‘to do’

The plan is – follow your blog series and use the sketchup to get it done. after re-reading your blog series I’m really excited about the project. I’m sure I’ll be checking in with lots of questions!

-- Steve

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 06-03-2013 01:31 PM

Paul, you’ve made a disciple!! That is a might nice vice and a great offer!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 06-03-2013 02:59 PM

Thank you for sharing your knowledge & skills with us. You have helped make this a great place to find great
ideas & hints. As soon as I get the continuing house remodel done I will get to start on my shop & and your
work bench. I need something to look forward to in my old age.

-- As ever, Gus-the 83 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#8 posted 06-03-2013 10:15 PM

what a great thing here, thank you paul for being the gentleman that you are, and a great guy and a good friend, to offer your logo and help someone else learn to use this vice is great, its a lot of fun watching this happen…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#9 posted 06-04-2013 01:12 AM

Paul, It’s guys like you that make this such a great site!

I haven’t seen any “silly ideas” from you yet.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#10 posted 06-04-2013 12:57 PM

You’re a gr8 inspirational guy Paul

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#11 posted 06-12-2013 11:44 PM

Pretty cool!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#12 posted 06-27-2013 03:22 AM

And here it is

You guys have no idea how thrilled I am to have this in my shop. Paul is definitely one of the best craftsmen out there. His work is far more impressive in person.

Also this is not a “silly” idea. It took me a few days to fully figure it out, but this vise is infinitely adjustable and very versatile. I like it so much I’m going to undergo a very arduous task of replacing my screw with a pair of wagon vises.

I can’t believe I am the first person to duplicate this, but really excited that I got the logo

Thanks again Paul!!


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#13 posted 02-23-2020 07:36 PM

Hey Paul,

Years have passed and my little bench is “almost” finished, after sitting quietly mid-build since … uh … Jan 2016.

I’m working to finish it up. Just finished making the “chop” yesterday.

If this offer is still open, my son’s birthday is in 12 days. The bench I’m building is 5/8th scale, but the chop is 4.25” wide.

I’ll send the required photo soon.


-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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#14 posted 02-23-2020 08:23 PM

I think I still have some. I’ll have a look. If I forget, remind me…. :-)

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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