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Top&Legs Jointed, Starting to layout the Wooden Screws.

A while black I posed a forum topic asking for folks advise on how to use this piece of wood for a workbench.

Wood Office ruler Rectangle Wood stain Hardwood


A cabinet maker I bought my band saw from gave it to me for free. It was made from two slabs from a green oak tree so it cupped pretty bad. It had been used as a table for a restaurant.

After assimilating everyone's advice I decided I would cut out the piths, re-glue the top and use it to make a French workbench like Roy Underhill does in one of his shows. I love the splayed legs and I like the idea of a tool tray to keep things from rolling off of the bench. I have actually found a few antique examples of this bench online, here are some pictures I'll be using for inspiration.
Furniture Table Wood Natural material Rectangle

Rectangle Wood Table Outdoor furniture Wood stain


Here is what my Sketch Up drawings look like so far.
Table Furniture Wood Outdoor furniture Rectangle


My top wont be large, about 68" or so once its done but that is pretty close to the dimensions of the examples above. It will be about 2.5" thick and it will be about 16" wide (core), 24" wide with the tool tray. It will also work well for the space I have.
I've already cut up the top, removed the pith, jointed by hand one face and one edge of each of the 4 pieces so they are now ready to be fed through the thickness planer for the other sides.
The nice thing about pithy wood is that the wood on either side is quarter sawn. So, I will have a lot of nice quarter sawn flecks in my top!
Wood Natural material Wood stain Hardwood Plank

Brown Wood Material property Rectangle Tints and shades


I also had a bunch of red oak I wanted to burn through for the legs and stretchers so this is a great opportunity to do that. They were all 4/4 so it has taken a lot of jointing and glue up to prepare them which was not fun since I don't have a jointer.
Wood Hardwood Wood stain Gas Flooring


Unless you count my new #6 which has been indispensible on this project. Its been a lot of fun to joint these big pieces of wood by hand. I'm having fun and getting a little workout.
Wood Hardwood Plane Tableware Cuisine


WOODEN SCREWS!: I'm going to be carving my own wooden screws for a leg vise and wagon vise. I'm following the instructions from Carters blog. The only exception is that I'm planning on carving the screw by hand rather than using a router. It seems very doable from everything I've read and I won't have the hassle of making a jig and buying a router bit. Also, I don't have a lathe, I had to buy my dowels, so I cant afford the trial and error of setting up the jig. I may make the router jig down the road if I buy a lathe and start making more screws.

I bought my dowels from these guys. I'm pretty satisfied with them. Luckily the 1 1/2" dowel I'm using for my tap fits just right in the whole made by my spade bit.
The dowel for the screw is 2" in diameter.

Brown Wood Door Wood stain Floor

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Human body Knee Wood Gesture Comfort


I satarted on some of the layout of he tap last night.
Wood Rectangle Tints and shades Automotive exterior Flooring

Sleeve Wood Musical instrument accessory Hardwood Comfort


So that's all I have for now. Next I'll be working on feeding my leg and top pieces through the planer when the kids are awake and working on the screw when they are asleep.

Thanks for reading and I hope you'll stay tuned for the rest of the build.

Mauricio
 

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Top&Legs Jointed, Starting to layout the Wooden Screws.

A while black I posed a forum topic asking for folks advise on how to use this piece of wood for a workbench.

Wood Office ruler Rectangle Wood stain Hardwood


A cabinet maker I bought my band saw from gave it to me for free. It was made from two slabs from a green oak tree so it cupped pretty bad. It had been used as a table for a restaurant.

After assimilating everyone's advice I decided I would cut out the piths, re-glue the top and use it to make a French workbench like Roy Underhill does in one of his shows. I love the splayed legs and I like the idea of a tool tray to keep things from rolling off of the bench. I have actually found a few antique examples of this bench online, here are some pictures I'll be using for inspiration.
Furniture Table Wood Natural material Rectangle

Rectangle Wood Table Outdoor furniture Wood stain


Here is what my Sketch Up drawings look like so far.
Table Furniture Wood Outdoor furniture Rectangle


My top wont be large, about 68" or so once its done but that is pretty close to the dimensions of the examples above. It will be about 2.5" thick and it will be about 16" wide (core), 24" wide with the tool tray. It will also work well for the space I have.
I've already cut up the top, removed the pith, jointed by hand one face and one edge of each of the 4 pieces so they are now ready to be fed through the thickness planer for the other sides.
The nice thing about pithy wood is that the wood on either side is quarter sawn. So, I will have a lot of nice quarter sawn flecks in my top!
Wood Natural material Wood stain Hardwood Plank

Brown Wood Material property Rectangle Tints and shades


I also had a bunch of red oak I wanted to burn through for the legs and stretchers so this is a great opportunity to do that. They were all 4/4 so it has taken a lot of jointing and glue up to prepare them which was not fun since I don't have a jointer.
Wood Hardwood Wood stain Gas Flooring


Unless you count my new #6 which has been indispensible on this project. Its been a lot of fun to joint these big pieces of wood by hand. I'm having fun and getting a little workout.
Wood Hardwood Plane Tableware Cuisine


WOODEN SCREWS!: I'm going to be carving my own wooden screws for a leg vise and wagon vise. I'm following the instructions from Carters blog. The only exception is that I'm planning on carving the screw by hand rather than using a router. It seems very doable from everything I've read and I won't have the hassle of making a jig and buying a router bit. Also, I don't have a lathe, I had to buy my dowels, so I cant afford the trial and error of setting up the jig. I may make the router jig down the road if I buy a lathe and start making more screws.

I bought my dowels from these guys. I'm pretty satisfied with them. Luckily the 1 1/2" dowel I'm using for my tap fits just right in the whole made by my spade bit.
The dowel for the screw is 2" in diameter.

Brown Wood Door Wood stain Floor

Sensitive content, not recommended for those under 18
Show Content
Human body Knee Wood Gesture Comfort


I satarted on some of the layout of he tap last night.
Wood Rectangle Tints and shades Automotive exterior Flooring

Sleeve Wood Musical instrument accessory Hardwood Comfort


So that's all I have for now. Next I'll be working on feeding my leg and top pieces through the planer when the kids are awake and working on the screw when they are asleep.

Thanks for reading and I hope you'll stay tuned for the rest of the build.

Mauricio
Excellent progress, Mauricio! We've all been waiting for you to start this blog series! Best of luck on the remaining build. :)
 

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Top&Legs Jointed, Starting to layout the Wooden Screws.

A while black I posed a forum topic asking for folks advise on how to use this piece of wood for a workbench.

Wood Office ruler Rectangle Wood stain Hardwood


A cabinet maker I bought my band saw from gave it to me for free. It was made from two slabs from a green oak tree so it cupped pretty bad. It had been used as a table for a restaurant.

After assimilating everyone's advice I decided I would cut out the piths, re-glue the top and use it to make a French workbench like Roy Underhill does in one of his shows. I love the splayed legs and I like the idea of a tool tray to keep things from rolling off of the bench. I have actually found a few antique examples of this bench online, here are some pictures I'll be using for inspiration.
Furniture Table Wood Natural material Rectangle

Rectangle Wood Table Outdoor furniture Wood stain


Here is what my Sketch Up drawings look like so far.
Table Furniture Wood Outdoor furniture Rectangle


My top wont be large, about 68" or so once its done but that is pretty close to the dimensions of the examples above. It will be about 2.5" thick and it will be about 16" wide (core), 24" wide with the tool tray. It will also work well for the space I have.
I've already cut up the top, removed the pith, jointed by hand one face and one edge of each of the 4 pieces so they are now ready to be fed through the thickness planer for the other sides.
The nice thing about pithy wood is that the wood on either side is quarter sawn. So, I will have a lot of nice quarter sawn flecks in my top!
Wood Natural material Wood stain Hardwood Plank

Brown Wood Material property Rectangle Tints and shades


I also had a bunch of red oak I wanted to burn through for the legs and stretchers so this is a great opportunity to do that. They were all 4/4 so it has taken a lot of jointing and glue up to prepare them which was not fun since I don't have a jointer.
Wood Hardwood Wood stain Gas Flooring


Unless you count my new #6 which has been indispensible on this project. Its been a lot of fun to joint these big pieces of wood by hand. I'm having fun and getting a little workout.
Wood Hardwood Plane Tableware Cuisine


WOODEN SCREWS!: I'm going to be carving my own wooden screws for a leg vise and wagon vise. I'm following the instructions from Carters blog. The only exception is that I'm planning on carving the screw by hand rather than using a router. It seems very doable from everything I've read and I won't have the hassle of making a jig and buying a router bit. Also, I don't have a lathe, I had to buy my dowels, so I cant afford the trial and error of setting up the jig. I may make the router jig down the road if I buy a lathe and start making more screws.

I bought my dowels from these guys. I'm pretty satisfied with them. Luckily the 1 1/2" dowel I'm using for my tap fits just right in the whole made by my spade bit.
The dowel for the screw is 2" in diameter.

Brown Wood Door Wood stain Floor

Sensitive content, not recommended for those under 18
Show Content
Human body Knee Wood Gesture Comfort


I satarted on some of the layout of he tap last night.
Wood Rectangle Tints and shades Automotive exterior Flooring

Sleeve Wood Musical instrument accessory Hardwood Comfort


So that's all I have for now. Next I'll be working on feeding my leg and top pieces through the planer when the kids are awake and working on the screw when they are asleep.

Thanks for reading and I hope you'll stay tuned for the rest of the build.

Mauricio
All the 6's in the world say YEAH!

Wow! Looking forward to this one Mauricio. I love the fact that you take risks, throw caution to the wind and push yourself to do new things.
 

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Top&Legs Jointed, Starting to layout the Wooden Screws.

A while black I posed a forum topic asking for folks advise on how to use this piece of wood for a workbench.

Wood Office ruler Rectangle Wood stain Hardwood


A cabinet maker I bought my band saw from gave it to me for free. It was made from two slabs from a green oak tree so it cupped pretty bad. It had been used as a table for a restaurant.

After assimilating everyone's advice I decided I would cut out the piths, re-glue the top and use it to make a French workbench like Roy Underhill does in one of his shows. I love the splayed legs and I like the idea of a tool tray to keep things from rolling off of the bench. I have actually found a few antique examples of this bench online, here are some pictures I'll be using for inspiration.
Furniture Table Wood Natural material Rectangle

Rectangle Wood Table Outdoor furniture Wood stain


Here is what my Sketch Up drawings look like so far.
Table Furniture Wood Outdoor furniture Rectangle


My top wont be large, about 68" or so once its done but that is pretty close to the dimensions of the examples above. It will be about 2.5" thick and it will be about 16" wide (core), 24" wide with the tool tray. It will also work well for the space I have.
I've already cut up the top, removed the pith, jointed by hand one face and one edge of each of the 4 pieces so they are now ready to be fed through the thickness planer for the other sides.
The nice thing about pithy wood is that the wood on either side is quarter sawn. So, I will have a lot of nice quarter sawn flecks in my top!
Wood Natural material Wood stain Hardwood Plank

Brown Wood Material property Rectangle Tints and shades


I also had a bunch of red oak I wanted to burn through for the legs and stretchers so this is a great opportunity to do that. They were all 4/4 so it has taken a lot of jointing and glue up to prepare them which was not fun since I don't have a jointer.
Wood Hardwood Wood stain Gas Flooring


Unless you count my new #6 which has been indispensible on this project. Its been a lot of fun to joint these big pieces of wood by hand. I'm having fun and getting a little workout.
Wood Hardwood Plane Tableware Cuisine


WOODEN SCREWS!: I'm going to be carving my own wooden screws for a leg vise and wagon vise. I'm following the instructions from Carters blog. The only exception is that I'm planning on carving the screw by hand rather than using a router. It seems very doable from everything I've read and I won't have the hassle of making a jig and buying a router bit. Also, I don't have a lathe, I had to buy my dowels, so I cant afford the trial and error of setting up the jig. I may make the router jig down the road if I buy a lathe and start making more screws.

I bought my dowels from these guys. I'm pretty satisfied with them. Luckily the 1 1/2" dowel I'm using for my tap fits just right in the whole made by my spade bit.
The dowel for the screw is 2" in diameter.

Brown Wood Door Wood stain Floor

Sensitive content, not recommended for those under 18
Show Content
Human body Knee Wood Gesture Comfort


I satarted on some of the layout of he tap last night.
Wood Rectangle Tints and shades Automotive exterior Flooring

Sleeve Wood Musical instrument accessory Hardwood Comfort


So that's all I have for now. Next I'll be working on feeding my leg and top pieces through the planer when the kids are awake and working on the screw when they are asleep.

Thanks for reading and I hope you'll stay tuned for the rest of the build.

Mauricio
it should be a pretty nice bench when you're done. I'll be following.
 

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Top&Legs Jointed, Starting to layout the Wooden Screws.

A while black I posed a forum topic asking for folks advise on how to use this piece of wood for a workbench.

Wood Office ruler Rectangle Wood stain Hardwood


A cabinet maker I bought my band saw from gave it to me for free. It was made from two slabs from a green oak tree so it cupped pretty bad. It had been used as a table for a restaurant.

After assimilating everyone's advice I decided I would cut out the piths, re-glue the top and use it to make a French workbench like Roy Underhill does in one of his shows. I love the splayed legs and I like the idea of a tool tray to keep things from rolling off of the bench. I have actually found a few antique examples of this bench online, here are some pictures I'll be using for inspiration.
Furniture Table Wood Natural material Rectangle

Rectangle Wood Table Outdoor furniture Wood stain


Here is what my Sketch Up drawings look like so far.
Table Furniture Wood Outdoor furniture Rectangle


My top wont be large, about 68" or so once its done but that is pretty close to the dimensions of the examples above. It will be about 2.5" thick and it will be about 16" wide (core), 24" wide with the tool tray. It will also work well for the space I have.
I've already cut up the top, removed the pith, jointed by hand one face and one edge of each of the 4 pieces so they are now ready to be fed through the thickness planer for the other sides.
The nice thing about pithy wood is that the wood on either side is quarter sawn. So, I will have a lot of nice quarter sawn flecks in my top!
Wood Natural material Wood stain Hardwood Plank

Brown Wood Material property Rectangle Tints and shades


I also had a bunch of red oak I wanted to burn through for the legs and stretchers so this is a great opportunity to do that. They were all 4/4 so it has taken a lot of jointing and glue up to prepare them which was not fun since I don't have a jointer.
Wood Hardwood Wood stain Gas Flooring


Unless you count my new #6 which has been indispensible on this project. Its been a lot of fun to joint these big pieces of wood by hand. I'm having fun and getting a little workout.
Wood Hardwood Plane Tableware Cuisine


WOODEN SCREWS!: I'm going to be carving my own wooden screws for a leg vise and wagon vise. I'm following the instructions from Carters blog. The only exception is that I'm planning on carving the screw by hand rather than using a router. It seems very doable from everything I've read and I won't have the hassle of making a jig and buying a router bit. Also, I don't have a lathe, I had to buy my dowels, so I cant afford the trial and error of setting up the jig. I may make the router jig down the road if I buy a lathe and start making more screws.

I bought my dowels from these guys. I'm pretty satisfied with them. Luckily the 1 1/2" dowel I'm using for my tap fits just right in the whole made by my spade bit.
The dowel for the screw is 2" in diameter.

Brown Wood Door Wood stain Floor

Sensitive content, not recommended for those under 18
Show Content
Human body Knee Wood Gesture Comfort


I satarted on some of the layout of he tap last night.
Wood Rectangle Tints and shades Automotive exterior Flooring

Sleeve Wood Musical instrument accessory Hardwood Comfort


So that's all I have for now. Next I'll be working on feeding my leg and top pieces through the planer when the kids are awake and working on the screw when they are asleep.

Thanks for reading and I hope you'll stay tuned for the rest of the build.

Mauricio
Good job Mauricio. I really like your choice in bench style. Hand carved wood screw … that is going to be great to see. Thanks for posting.
 

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Top&Legs Jointed, Starting to layout the Wooden Screws.

A while black I posed a forum topic asking for folks advise on how to use this piece of wood for a workbench.

Wood Office ruler Rectangle Wood stain Hardwood


A cabinet maker I bought my band saw from gave it to me for free. It was made from two slabs from a green oak tree so it cupped pretty bad. It had been used as a table for a restaurant.

After assimilating everyone's advice I decided I would cut out the piths, re-glue the top and use it to make a French workbench like Roy Underhill does in one of his shows. I love the splayed legs and I like the idea of a tool tray to keep things from rolling off of the bench. I have actually found a few antique examples of this bench online, here are some pictures I'll be using for inspiration.
Furniture Table Wood Natural material Rectangle

Rectangle Wood Table Outdoor furniture Wood stain


Here is what my Sketch Up drawings look like so far.
Table Furniture Wood Outdoor furniture Rectangle


My top wont be large, about 68" or so once its done but that is pretty close to the dimensions of the examples above. It will be about 2.5" thick and it will be about 16" wide (core), 24" wide with the tool tray. It will also work well for the space I have.
I've already cut up the top, removed the pith, jointed by hand one face and one edge of each of the 4 pieces so they are now ready to be fed through the thickness planer for the other sides.
The nice thing about pithy wood is that the wood on either side is quarter sawn. So, I will have a lot of nice quarter sawn flecks in my top!
Wood Natural material Wood stain Hardwood Plank

Brown Wood Material property Rectangle Tints and shades


I also had a bunch of red oak I wanted to burn through for the legs and stretchers so this is a great opportunity to do that. They were all 4/4 so it has taken a lot of jointing and glue up to prepare them which was not fun since I don't have a jointer.
Wood Hardwood Wood stain Gas Flooring


Unless you count my new #6 which has been indispensible on this project. Its been a lot of fun to joint these big pieces of wood by hand. I'm having fun and getting a little workout.
Wood Hardwood Plane Tableware Cuisine


WOODEN SCREWS!: I'm going to be carving my own wooden screws for a leg vise and wagon vise. I'm following the instructions from Carters blog. The only exception is that I'm planning on carving the screw by hand rather than using a router. It seems very doable from everything I've read and I won't have the hassle of making a jig and buying a router bit. Also, I don't have a lathe, I had to buy my dowels, so I cant afford the trial and error of setting up the jig. I may make the router jig down the road if I buy a lathe and start making more screws.

I bought my dowels from these guys. I'm pretty satisfied with them. Luckily the 1 1/2" dowel I'm using for my tap fits just right in the whole made by my spade bit.
The dowel for the screw is 2" in diameter.

Brown Wood Door Wood stain Floor

Sensitive content, not recommended for those under 18
Show Content
Human body Knee Wood Gesture Comfort


I satarted on some of the layout of he tap last night.
Wood Rectangle Tints and shades Automotive exterior Flooring

Sleeve Wood Musical instrument accessory Hardwood Comfort


So that's all I have for now. Next I'll be working on feeding my leg and top pieces through the planer when the kids are awake and working on the screw when they are asleep.

Thanks for reading and I hope you'll stay tuned for the rest of the build.

Mauricio
I am really looking forward to this thing going together. I think the tool well is going to work out very well for you since you carve.
 

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Top&Legs Jointed, Starting to layout the Wooden Screws.

A while black I posed a forum topic asking for folks advise on how to use this piece of wood for a workbench.

Wood Office ruler Rectangle Wood stain Hardwood


A cabinet maker I bought my band saw from gave it to me for free. It was made from two slabs from a green oak tree so it cupped pretty bad. It had been used as a table for a restaurant.

After assimilating everyone's advice I decided I would cut out the piths, re-glue the top and use it to make a French workbench like Roy Underhill does in one of his shows. I love the splayed legs and I like the idea of a tool tray to keep things from rolling off of the bench. I have actually found a few antique examples of this bench online, here are some pictures I'll be using for inspiration.
Furniture Table Wood Natural material Rectangle

Rectangle Wood Table Outdoor furniture Wood stain


Here is what my Sketch Up drawings look like so far.
Table Furniture Wood Outdoor furniture Rectangle


My top wont be large, about 68" or so once its done but that is pretty close to the dimensions of the examples above. It will be about 2.5" thick and it will be about 16" wide (core), 24" wide with the tool tray. It will also work well for the space I have.
I've already cut up the top, removed the pith, jointed by hand one face and one edge of each of the 4 pieces so they are now ready to be fed through the thickness planer for the other sides.
The nice thing about pithy wood is that the wood on either side is quarter sawn. So, I will have a lot of nice quarter sawn flecks in my top!
Wood Natural material Wood stain Hardwood Plank

Brown Wood Material property Rectangle Tints and shades


I also had a bunch of red oak I wanted to burn through for the legs and stretchers so this is a great opportunity to do that. They were all 4/4 so it has taken a lot of jointing and glue up to prepare them which was not fun since I don't have a jointer.
Wood Hardwood Wood stain Gas Flooring


Unless you count my new #6 which has been indispensible on this project. Its been a lot of fun to joint these big pieces of wood by hand. I'm having fun and getting a little workout.
Wood Hardwood Plane Tableware Cuisine


WOODEN SCREWS!: I'm going to be carving my own wooden screws for a leg vise and wagon vise. I'm following the instructions from Carters blog. The only exception is that I'm planning on carving the screw by hand rather than using a router. It seems very doable from everything I've read and I won't have the hassle of making a jig and buying a router bit. Also, I don't have a lathe, I had to buy my dowels, so I cant afford the trial and error of setting up the jig. I may make the router jig down the road if I buy a lathe and start making more screws.

I bought my dowels from these guys. I'm pretty satisfied with them. Luckily the 1 1/2" dowel I'm using for my tap fits just right in the whole made by my spade bit.
The dowel for the screw is 2" in diameter.

Brown Wood Door Wood stain Floor

Sensitive content, not recommended for those under 18
Show Content
Human body Knee Wood Gesture Comfort


I satarted on some of the layout of he tap last night.
Wood Rectangle Tints and shades Automotive exterior Flooring

Sleeve Wood Musical instrument accessory Hardwood Comfort


So that's all I have for now. Next I'll be working on feeding my leg and top pieces through the planer when the kids are awake and working on the screw when they are asleep.

Thanks for reading and I hope you'll stay tuned for the rest of the build.

Mauricio
^Ditto to ALL OF THE ABOVE! Looking fabulous!
 

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Top&Legs Jointed, Starting to layout the Wooden Screws.

A while black I posed a forum topic asking for folks advise on how to use this piece of wood for a workbench.

Wood Office ruler Rectangle Wood stain Hardwood


A cabinet maker I bought my band saw from gave it to me for free. It was made from two slabs from a green oak tree so it cupped pretty bad. It had been used as a table for a restaurant.

After assimilating everyone's advice I decided I would cut out the piths, re-glue the top and use it to make a French workbench like Roy Underhill does in one of his shows. I love the splayed legs and I like the idea of a tool tray to keep things from rolling off of the bench. I have actually found a few antique examples of this bench online, here are some pictures I'll be using for inspiration.
Furniture Table Wood Natural material Rectangle

Rectangle Wood Table Outdoor furniture Wood stain


Here is what my Sketch Up drawings look like so far.
Table Furniture Wood Outdoor furniture Rectangle


My top wont be large, about 68" or so once its done but that is pretty close to the dimensions of the examples above. It will be about 2.5" thick and it will be about 16" wide (core), 24" wide with the tool tray. It will also work well for the space I have.
I've already cut up the top, removed the pith, jointed by hand one face and one edge of each of the 4 pieces so they are now ready to be fed through the thickness planer for the other sides.
The nice thing about pithy wood is that the wood on either side is quarter sawn. So, I will have a lot of nice quarter sawn flecks in my top!
Wood Natural material Wood stain Hardwood Plank

Brown Wood Material property Rectangle Tints and shades


I also had a bunch of red oak I wanted to burn through for the legs and stretchers so this is a great opportunity to do that. They were all 4/4 so it has taken a lot of jointing and glue up to prepare them which was not fun since I don't have a jointer.
Wood Hardwood Wood stain Gas Flooring


Unless you count my new #6 which has been indispensible on this project. Its been a lot of fun to joint these big pieces of wood by hand. I'm having fun and getting a little workout.
Wood Hardwood Plane Tableware Cuisine


WOODEN SCREWS!: I'm going to be carving my own wooden screws for a leg vise and wagon vise. I'm following the instructions from Carters blog. The only exception is that I'm planning on carving the screw by hand rather than using a router. It seems very doable from everything I've read and I won't have the hassle of making a jig and buying a router bit. Also, I don't have a lathe, I had to buy my dowels, so I cant afford the trial and error of setting up the jig. I may make the router jig down the road if I buy a lathe and start making more screws.

I bought my dowels from these guys. I'm pretty satisfied with them. Luckily the 1 1/2" dowel I'm using for my tap fits just right in the whole made by my spade bit.
The dowel for the screw is 2" in diameter.

Brown Wood Door Wood stain Floor

Sensitive content, not recommended for those under 18
Show Content
Human body Knee Wood Gesture Comfort


I satarted on some of the layout of he tap last night.
Wood Rectangle Tints and shades Automotive exterior Flooring

Sleeve Wood Musical instrument accessory Hardwood Comfort


So that's all I have for now. Next I'll be working on feeding my leg and top pieces through the planer when the kids are awake and working on the screw when they are asleep.

Thanks for reading and I hope you'll stay tuned for the rest of the build.

Mauricio
Thanks for the encouragement you guys!

Brandon, I hope mine turns out as nice as yours.

Andy, thanks for the comments and I love my #6, I now understand why the blade that came with it was almost all used up.

Don, I've been thinking about what you said before about aprons, I'm thinking of beefing up the front edge of the top with a 5" strip of oak, more for the visual thickness than anything. We'll see how it looks as it starts to come together.

Anthony, I've been obsessed with the idea of cutting my own screws for a long time, I've read and seen enough to know it is very doable, I'm looking forward to it.

Ryan, thanks, I know your not fond trays but I think your right about the carving tools. Getting a nick out of a carving gouge is a lot of work. Also I'm thinking the tray can be covered pretty easily with a plank when needed. This bench will be at planning height so I will need to make a bench top bench with a twin screw for dovetailing and carving.

The think I liked about Roy Underhill's approach is that he uses what he has. Roubo could get massive slabs of wood for a gigantic bench. Roy had a 3" thick by 12" wide piece of maple so thats what he made his bench out of. That really inspired me to say, hey, these are the materials I have, what can I make with it, and here we are!

Thanks again guys. I hope to have more on the tap and screw next… Maybe I'll do a video showing the thread carving process, I haven't seen that anywhere online, hopefully my learning's will help demystify the process.
 

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A while black I posed a forum topic asking for folks advise on how to use this piece of wood for a workbench.

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A cabinet maker I bought my band saw from gave it to me for free. It was made from two slabs from a green oak tree so it cupped pretty bad. It had been used as a table for a restaurant.

After assimilating everyone's advice I decided I would cut out the piths, re-glue the top and use it to make a French workbench like Roy Underhill does in one of his shows. I love the splayed legs and I like the idea of a tool tray to keep things from rolling off of the bench. I have actually found a few antique examples of this bench online, here are some pictures I'll be using for inspiration.
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Rectangle Wood Table Outdoor furniture Wood stain


Here is what my Sketch Up drawings look like so far.
Table Furniture Wood Outdoor furniture Rectangle


My top wont be large, about 68" or so once its done but that is pretty close to the dimensions of the examples above. It will be about 2.5" thick and it will be about 16" wide (core), 24" wide with the tool tray. It will also work well for the space I have.
I've already cut up the top, removed the pith, jointed by hand one face and one edge of each of the 4 pieces so they are now ready to be fed through the thickness planer for the other sides.
The nice thing about pithy wood is that the wood on either side is quarter sawn. So, I will have a lot of nice quarter sawn flecks in my top!
Wood Natural material Wood stain Hardwood Plank

Brown Wood Material property Rectangle Tints and shades


I also had a bunch of red oak I wanted to burn through for the legs and stretchers so this is a great opportunity to do that. They were all 4/4 so it has taken a lot of jointing and glue up to prepare them which was not fun since I don't have a jointer.
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Unless you count my new #6 which has been indispensible on this project. Its been a lot of fun to joint these big pieces of wood by hand. I'm having fun and getting a little workout.
Wood Hardwood Plane Tableware Cuisine


WOODEN SCREWS!: I'm going to be carving my own wooden screws for a leg vise and wagon vise. I'm following the instructions from Carters blog. The only exception is that I'm planning on carving the screw by hand rather than using a router. It seems very doable from everything I've read and I won't have the hassle of making a jig and buying a router bit. Also, I don't have a lathe, I had to buy my dowels, so I cant afford the trial and error of setting up the jig. I may make the router jig down the road if I buy a lathe and start making more screws.

I bought my dowels from these guys. I'm pretty satisfied with them. Luckily the 1 1/2" dowel I'm using for my tap fits just right in the whole made by my spade bit.
The dowel for the screw is 2" in diameter.

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Human body Knee Wood Gesture Comfort


I satarted on some of the layout of he tap last night.
Wood Rectangle Tints and shades Automotive exterior Flooring

Sleeve Wood Musical instrument accessory Hardwood Comfort


So that's all I have for now. Next I'll be working on feeding my leg and top pieces through the planer when the kids are awake and working on the screw when they are asleep.

Thanks for reading and I hope you'll stay tuned for the rest of the build.

Mauricio
I like to see how you make the screw and nut.
It should be challenging.

Thanks for the blog.
 

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Top&Legs Jointed, Starting to layout the Wooden Screws.

A while black I posed a forum topic asking for folks advise on how to use this piece of wood for a workbench.

Wood Office ruler Rectangle Wood stain Hardwood


A cabinet maker I bought my band saw from gave it to me for free. It was made from two slabs from a green oak tree so it cupped pretty bad. It had been used as a table for a restaurant.

After assimilating everyone's advice I decided I would cut out the piths, re-glue the top and use it to make a French workbench like Roy Underhill does in one of his shows. I love the splayed legs and I like the idea of a tool tray to keep things from rolling off of the bench. I have actually found a few antique examples of this bench online, here are some pictures I'll be using for inspiration.
Furniture Table Wood Natural material Rectangle

Rectangle Wood Table Outdoor furniture Wood stain


Here is what my Sketch Up drawings look like so far.
Table Furniture Wood Outdoor furniture Rectangle


My top wont be large, about 68" or so once its done but that is pretty close to the dimensions of the examples above. It will be about 2.5" thick and it will be about 16" wide (core), 24" wide with the tool tray. It will also work well for the space I have.
I've already cut up the top, removed the pith, jointed by hand one face and one edge of each of the 4 pieces so they are now ready to be fed through the thickness planer for the other sides.
The nice thing about pithy wood is that the wood on either side is quarter sawn. So, I will have a lot of nice quarter sawn flecks in my top!
Wood Natural material Wood stain Hardwood Plank

Brown Wood Material property Rectangle Tints and shades


I also had a bunch of red oak I wanted to burn through for the legs and stretchers so this is a great opportunity to do that. They were all 4/4 so it has taken a lot of jointing and glue up to prepare them which was not fun since I don't have a jointer.
Wood Hardwood Wood stain Gas Flooring


Unless you count my new #6 which has been indispensible on this project. Its been a lot of fun to joint these big pieces of wood by hand. I'm having fun and getting a little workout.
Wood Hardwood Plane Tableware Cuisine


WOODEN SCREWS!: I'm going to be carving my own wooden screws for a leg vise and wagon vise. I'm following the instructions from Carters blog. The only exception is that I'm planning on carving the screw by hand rather than using a router. It seems very doable from everything I've read and I won't have the hassle of making a jig and buying a router bit. Also, I don't have a lathe, I had to buy my dowels, so I cant afford the trial and error of setting up the jig. I may make the router jig down the road if I buy a lathe and start making more screws.

I bought my dowels from these guys. I'm pretty satisfied with them. Luckily the 1 1/2" dowel I'm using for my tap fits just right in the whole made by my spade bit.
The dowel for the screw is 2" in diameter.

Brown Wood Door Wood stain Floor

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Human body Knee Wood Gesture Comfort


I satarted on some of the layout of he tap last night.
Wood Rectangle Tints and shades Automotive exterior Flooring

Sleeve Wood Musical instrument accessory Hardwood Comfort


So that's all I have for now. Next I'll be working on feeding my leg and top pieces through the planer when the kids are awake and working on the screw when they are asleep.

Thanks for reading and I hope you'll stay tuned for the rest of the build.

Mauricio
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MAURICIO:
CUANDO FABRIQUES LA BENCH VISE, PUEDES CRUZARLE CON UN ENSAMBLE UNA TABLA EN SU EXTREMO SUPERIOR PARA SUJETAR MEJOR LAS PIEZAS!!!!!
YO LO HICE Y ME DIÓ UN RESULTADO MARAVILLOSO ;-D
SUERTE AMIGO :)
 

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Top&Legs Jointed, Starting to layout the Wooden Screws.

A while black I posed a forum topic asking for folks advise on how to use this piece of wood for a workbench.

Wood Office ruler Rectangle Wood stain Hardwood


A cabinet maker I bought my band saw from gave it to me for free. It was made from two slabs from a green oak tree so it cupped pretty bad. It had been used as a table for a restaurant.

After assimilating everyone's advice I decided I would cut out the piths, re-glue the top and use it to make a French workbench like Roy Underhill does in one of his shows. I love the splayed legs and I like the idea of a tool tray to keep things from rolling off of the bench. I have actually found a few antique examples of this bench online, here are some pictures I'll be using for inspiration.
Furniture Table Wood Natural material Rectangle

Rectangle Wood Table Outdoor furniture Wood stain


Here is what my Sketch Up drawings look like so far.
Table Furniture Wood Outdoor furniture Rectangle


My top wont be large, about 68" or so once its done but that is pretty close to the dimensions of the examples above. It will be about 2.5" thick and it will be about 16" wide (core), 24" wide with the tool tray. It will also work well for the space I have.
I've already cut up the top, removed the pith, jointed by hand one face and one edge of each of the 4 pieces so they are now ready to be fed through the thickness planer for the other sides.
The nice thing about pithy wood is that the wood on either side is quarter sawn. So, I will have a lot of nice quarter sawn flecks in my top!
Wood Natural material Wood stain Hardwood Plank

Brown Wood Material property Rectangle Tints and shades


I also had a bunch of red oak I wanted to burn through for the legs and stretchers so this is a great opportunity to do that. They were all 4/4 so it has taken a lot of jointing and glue up to prepare them which was not fun since I don't have a jointer.
Wood Hardwood Wood stain Gas Flooring


Unless you count my new #6 which has been indispensible on this project. Its been a lot of fun to joint these big pieces of wood by hand. I'm having fun and getting a little workout.
Wood Hardwood Plane Tableware Cuisine


WOODEN SCREWS!: I'm going to be carving my own wooden screws for a leg vise and wagon vise. I'm following the instructions from Carters blog. The only exception is that I'm planning on carving the screw by hand rather than using a router. It seems very doable from everything I've read and I won't have the hassle of making a jig and buying a router bit. Also, I don't have a lathe, I had to buy my dowels, so I cant afford the trial and error of setting up the jig. I may make the router jig down the road if I buy a lathe and start making more screws.

I bought my dowels from these guys. I'm pretty satisfied with them. Luckily the 1 1/2" dowel I'm using for my tap fits just right in the whole made by my spade bit.
The dowel for the screw is 2" in diameter.

Brown Wood Door Wood stain Floor

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Human body Knee Wood Gesture Comfort


I satarted on some of the layout of he tap last night.
Wood Rectangle Tints and shades Automotive exterior Flooring

Sleeve Wood Musical instrument accessory Hardwood Comfort


So that's all I have for now. Next I'll be working on feeding my leg and top pieces through the planer when the kids are awake and working on the screw when they are asleep.

Thanks for reading and I hope you'll stay tuned for the rest of the build.

Mauricio
MAURICIO
WHEN YOU BUILDING THE BENCH VISE , YOU CROSS WITH A ASSEMBLY A TABLE TOP END TO HOLD YOUR BEST PARTS!!
I DID AND GAVE ME A WONDERFUL RESULT;-D
LUCK FRIEND :)
 

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Top&Legs Jointed, Starting to layout the Wooden Screws.

A while black I posed a forum topic asking for folks advise on how to use this piece of wood for a workbench.

Wood Office ruler Rectangle Wood stain Hardwood


A cabinet maker I bought my band saw from gave it to me for free. It was made from two slabs from a green oak tree so it cupped pretty bad. It had been used as a table for a restaurant.

After assimilating everyone's advice I decided I would cut out the piths, re-glue the top and use it to make a French workbench like Roy Underhill does in one of his shows. I love the splayed legs and I like the idea of a tool tray to keep things from rolling off of the bench. I have actually found a few antique examples of this bench online, here are some pictures I'll be using for inspiration.
Furniture Table Wood Natural material Rectangle

Rectangle Wood Table Outdoor furniture Wood stain


Here is what my Sketch Up drawings look like so far.
Table Furniture Wood Outdoor furniture Rectangle


My top wont be large, about 68" or so once its done but that is pretty close to the dimensions of the examples above. It will be about 2.5" thick and it will be about 16" wide (core), 24" wide with the tool tray. It will also work well for the space I have.
I've already cut up the top, removed the pith, jointed by hand one face and one edge of each of the 4 pieces so they are now ready to be fed through the thickness planer for the other sides.
The nice thing about pithy wood is that the wood on either side is quarter sawn. So, I will have a lot of nice quarter sawn flecks in my top!
Wood Natural material Wood stain Hardwood Plank

Brown Wood Material property Rectangle Tints and shades


I also had a bunch of red oak I wanted to burn through for the legs and stretchers so this is a great opportunity to do that. They were all 4/4 so it has taken a lot of jointing and glue up to prepare them which was not fun since I don't have a jointer.
Wood Hardwood Wood stain Gas Flooring


Unless you count my new #6 which has been indispensible on this project. Its been a lot of fun to joint these big pieces of wood by hand. I'm having fun and getting a little workout.
Wood Hardwood Plane Tableware Cuisine


WOODEN SCREWS!: I'm going to be carving my own wooden screws for a leg vise and wagon vise. I'm following the instructions from Carters blog. The only exception is that I'm planning on carving the screw by hand rather than using a router. It seems very doable from everything I've read and I won't have the hassle of making a jig and buying a router bit. Also, I don't have a lathe, I had to buy my dowels, so I cant afford the trial and error of setting up the jig. I may make the router jig down the road if I buy a lathe and start making more screws.

I bought my dowels from these guys. I'm pretty satisfied with them. Luckily the 1 1/2" dowel I'm using for my tap fits just right in the whole made by my spade bit.
The dowel for the screw is 2" in diameter.

Brown Wood Door Wood stain Floor

Sensitive content, not recommended for those under 18
Show Content
Human body Knee Wood Gesture Comfort


I satarted on some of the layout of he tap last night.
Wood Rectangle Tints and shades Automotive exterior Flooring

Sleeve Wood Musical instrument accessory Hardwood Comfort


So that's all I have for now. Next I'll be working on feeding my leg and top pieces through the planer when the kids are awake and working on the screw when they are asleep.

Thanks for reading and I hope you'll stay tuned for the rest of the build.

Mauricio
Kova, esta excelente su idea. Lo que me preocupa de eso es que si sujetas una pieza muy lejos del tornillo le causara mucho estres. Y mas porque mi tornillo sera de madera

Kova, that is an excellent idea. What worries me is that if I clamp a work piece to far away from the screw it would cause to much stress on the screw. Especially since my screw will be made of wood.
 

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Guide Block for the Wooden Screw Tap

Hello LJ's,

As noted in the previous post I'm halfway through the milling of my lumber. I've set that aside for the weekend when I can run my machines without waking the kids.

For now I'm starting to work on the wooden screw for my leg vise.

First I thought I would post some of my sketches for my wooden screw plans. Maybe they will be helpful for someone else. Sorry, not as pretty as Mads sketches…

Handwriting Schematic Font Rectangle Parallel

Handwriting Rectangle Font Parallel Schematic

Handwriting Rectangle Font Wood Parallel


Here is what I got done last night.
I had already glued together the two pieces of 2×4 for the guide block.

-Last night I cut out the recess for chips
-Cut the kerf for the guide plate.
Wood Gas Audio equipment Hardwood Home appliance


Then I cut up an old saw for the metal guide piece. No one will miss this crappy old Buck Bros Saw!
Stuck it in and marked out the shape:
Table Wood Musical instrument Wood stain Hardwood


Then used the calipers to scratch out the 1/4" protrusion:
Wood Tints and shades Natural material Space Pattern


I will save you from seeing the pictures of the metal cutting, It was ugly since I only had a hacksaw, that was going slow so I changed to sheet metal snips. That was a little faster but uglier. I need to buy an angle grinder or a reciprocating saw with a metal cutting blade for the next metal working project.

Once it was cut out I had to cut the semicircle. Here I used the hacksaw to remove most of the waste and then a round file to refine the shape:
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And voila! I have a guide block for my tap!
Wood Rectangle Wood stain Hardwood Electronic device


It's so exciting to finally be making progress on this screw project!

Next I need to cut the kerf that guides the tap, make a mortise and wedge for the cutter, and of course I need to make the cutter.

Thanks for reading!

Mauricio
 

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Guide Block for the Wooden Screw Tap

Hello LJ's,

As noted in the previous post I'm halfway through the milling of my lumber. I've set that aside for the weekend when I can run my machines without waking the kids.

For now I'm starting to work on the wooden screw for my leg vise.

First I thought I would post some of my sketches for my wooden screw plans. Maybe they will be helpful for someone else. Sorry, not as pretty as Mads sketches…

Handwriting Schematic Font Rectangle Parallel

Handwriting Rectangle Font Parallel Schematic

Handwriting Rectangle Font Wood Parallel


Here is what I got done last night.
I had already glued together the two pieces of 2×4 for the guide block.

-Last night I cut out the recess for chips
-Cut the kerf for the guide plate.
Wood Gas Audio equipment Hardwood Home appliance


Then I cut up an old saw for the metal guide piece. No one will miss this crappy old Buck Bros Saw!
Stuck it in and marked out the shape:
Table Wood Musical instrument Wood stain Hardwood


Then used the calipers to scratch out the 1/4" protrusion:
Wood Tints and shades Natural material Space Pattern


I will save you from seeing the pictures of the metal cutting, It was ugly since I only had a hacksaw, that was going slow so I changed to sheet metal snips. That was a little faster but uglier. I need to buy an angle grinder or a reciprocating saw with a metal cutting blade for the next metal working project.

Once it was cut out I had to cut the semicircle. Here I used the hacksaw to remove most of the waste and then a round file to refine the shape:
Wood Wood stain Hardwood Tool Plywood


And voila! I have a guide block for my tap!
Wood Rectangle Wood stain Hardwood Electronic device


It's so exciting to finally be making progress on this screw project!

Next I need to cut the kerf that guides the tap, make a mortise and wedge for the cutter, and of course I need to make the cutter.

Thanks for reading!

Mauricio
Nice. You'll be making screws for everything once you've done one. Very cool.
 

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Guide Block for the Wooden Screw Tap

Hello LJ's,

As noted in the previous post I'm halfway through the milling of my lumber. I've set that aside for the weekend when I can run my machines without waking the kids.

For now I'm starting to work on the wooden screw for my leg vise.

First I thought I would post some of my sketches for my wooden screw plans. Maybe they will be helpful for someone else. Sorry, not as pretty as Mads sketches…

Handwriting Schematic Font Rectangle Parallel

Handwriting Rectangle Font Parallel Schematic

Handwriting Rectangle Font Wood Parallel


Here is what I got done last night.
I had already glued together the two pieces of 2×4 for the guide block.

-Last night I cut out the recess for chips
-Cut the kerf for the guide plate.
Wood Gas Audio equipment Hardwood Home appliance


Then I cut up an old saw for the metal guide piece. No one will miss this crappy old Buck Bros Saw!
Stuck it in and marked out the shape:
Table Wood Musical instrument Wood stain Hardwood


Then used the calipers to scratch out the 1/4" protrusion:
Wood Tints and shades Natural material Space Pattern


I will save you from seeing the pictures of the metal cutting, It was ugly since I only had a hacksaw, that was going slow so I changed to sheet metal snips. That was a little faster but uglier. I need to buy an angle grinder or a reciprocating saw with a metal cutting blade for the next metal working project.

Once it was cut out I had to cut the semicircle. Here I used the hacksaw to remove most of the waste and then a round file to refine the shape:
Wood Wood stain Hardwood Tool Plywood


And voila! I have a guide block for my tap!
Wood Rectangle Wood stain Hardwood Electronic device


It's so exciting to finally be making progress on this screw project!

Next I need to cut the kerf that guides the tap, make a mortise and wedge for the cutter, and of course I need to make the cutter.

Thanks for reading!

Mauricio
Sweet! Can't wait to see the screw! I have the same crappy Buck Bros saw, so if you ever decide you need one, let me know. ;-)
 

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Guide Block for the Wooden Screw Tap

Hello LJ's,

As noted in the previous post I'm halfway through the milling of my lumber. I've set that aside for the weekend when I can run my machines without waking the kids.

For now I'm starting to work on the wooden screw for my leg vise.

First I thought I would post some of my sketches for my wooden screw plans. Maybe they will be helpful for someone else. Sorry, not as pretty as Mads sketches…

Handwriting Schematic Font Rectangle Parallel

Handwriting Rectangle Font Parallel Schematic

Handwriting Rectangle Font Wood Parallel


Here is what I got done last night.
I had already glued together the two pieces of 2×4 for the guide block.

-Last night I cut out the recess for chips
-Cut the kerf for the guide plate.
Wood Gas Audio equipment Hardwood Home appliance


Then I cut up an old saw for the metal guide piece. No one will miss this crappy old Buck Bros Saw!
Stuck it in and marked out the shape:
Table Wood Musical instrument Wood stain Hardwood


Then used the calipers to scratch out the 1/4" protrusion:
Wood Tints and shades Natural material Space Pattern


I will save you from seeing the pictures of the metal cutting, It was ugly since I only had a hacksaw, that was going slow so I changed to sheet metal snips. That was a little faster but uglier. I need to buy an angle grinder or a reciprocating saw with a metal cutting blade for the next metal working project.

Once it was cut out I had to cut the semicircle. Here I used the hacksaw to remove most of the waste and then a round file to refine the shape:
Wood Wood stain Hardwood Tool Plywood


And voila! I have a guide block for my tap!
Wood Rectangle Wood stain Hardwood Electronic device


It's so exciting to finally be making progress on this screw project!

Next I need to cut the kerf that guides the tap, make a mortise and wedge for the cutter, and of course I need to make the cutter.

Thanks for reading!

Mauricio
As far as I can tell it looks like you are doing a good job and it will work fine. I look foward to seeing how carving the screw by hand will be. If I didn't own a router and only had to make one screw I would do it by hand aswell. I may make a large screw in the future with 1 1/3 tpi, in that case I would do the screw by hand.
 

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Guide Block for the Wooden Screw Tap

Hello LJ's,

As noted in the previous post I'm halfway through the milling of my lumber. I've set that aside for the weekend when I can run my machines without waking the kids.

For now I'm starting to work on the wooden screw for my leg vise.

First I thought I would post some of my sketches for my wooden screw plans. Maybe they will be helpful for someone else. Sorry, not as pretty as Mads sketches…

Handwriting Schematic Font Rectangle Parallel

Handwriting Rectangle Font Parallel Schematic

Handwriting Rectangle Font Wood Parallel


Here is what I got done last night.
I had already glued together the two pieces of 2×4 for the guide block.

-Last night I cut out the recess for chips
-Cut the kerf for the guide plate.
Wood Gas Audio equipment Hardwood Home appliance


Then I cut up an old saw for the metal guide piece. No one will miss this crappy old Buck Bros Saw!
Stuck it in and marked out the shape:
Table Wood Musical instrument Wood stain Hardwood


Then used the calipers to scratch out the 1/4" protrusion:
Wood Tints and shades Natural material Space Pattern


I will save you from seeing the pictures of the metal cutting, It was ugly since I only had a hacksaw, that was going slow so I changed to sheet metal snips. That was a little faster but uglier. I need to buy an angle grinder or a reciprocating saw with a metal cutting blade for the next metal working project.

Once it was cut out I had to cut the semicircle. Here I used the hacksaw to remove most of the waste and then a round file to refine the shape:
Wood Wood stain Hardwood Tool Plywood


And voila! I have a guide block for my tap!
Wood Rectangle Wood stain Hardwood Electronic device


It's so exciting to finally be making progress on this screw project!

Next I need to cut the kerf that guides the tap, make a mortise and wedge for the cutter, and of course I need to make the cutter.

Thanks for reading!

Mauricio
This is great Mauricio. Thanks for posting.
 

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Guide Block for the Wooden Screw Tap

Hello LJ's,

As noted in the previous post I'm halfway through the milling of my lumber. I've set that aside for the weekend when I can run my machines without waking the kids.

For now I'm starting to work on the wooden screw for my leg vise.

First I thought I would post some of my sketches for my wooden screw plans. Maybe they will be helpful for someone else. Sorry, not as pretty as Mads sketches…

Handwriting Schematic Font Rectangle Parallel

Handwriting Rectangle Font Parallel Schematic

Handwriting Rectangle Font Wood Parallel


Here is what I got done last night.
I had already glued together the two pieces of 2×4 for the guide block.

-Last night I cut out the recess for chips
-Cut the kerf for the guide plate.
Wood Gas Audio equipment Hardwood Home appliance


Then I cut up an old saw for the metal guide piece. No one will miss this crappy old Buck Bros Saw!
Stuck it in and marked out the shape:
Table Wood Musical instrument Wood stain Hardwood


Then used the calipers to scratch out the 1/4" protrusion:
Wood Tints and shades Natural material Space Pattern


I will save you from seeing the pictures of the metal cutting, It was ugly since I only had a hacksaw, that was going slow so I changed to sheet metal snips. That was a little faster but uglier. I need to buy an angle grinder or a reciprocating saw with a metal cutting blade for the next metal working project.

Once it was cut out I had to cut the semicircle. Here I used the hacksaw to remove most of the waste and then a round file to refine the shape:
Wood Wood stain Hardwood Tool Plywood


And voila! I have a guide block for my tap!
Wood Rectangle Wood stain Hardwood Electronic device


It's so exciting to finally be making progress on this screw project!

Next I need to cut the kerf that guides the tap, make a mortise and wedge for the cutter, and of course I need to make the cutter.

Thanks for reading!

Mauricio
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/57123
MAURICIO:
PARA QUE LA LEG VISE NO SE DESEQUILIBRE Y HAGA FUERZA TORCIDA, DEBES EQUILIBRARLA DESDE ABAJO CON UN PEDAZO DE MADERA DEL MISMO GROSOR QUE LA PIEZA A SUJETAR!!!!!!!
 

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Guide Block for the Wooden Screw Tap

Hello LJ's,

As noted in the previous post I'm halfway through the milling of my lumber. I've set that aside for the weekend when I can run my machines without waking the kids.

For now I'm starting to work on the wooden screw for my leg vise.

First I thought I would post some of my sketches for my wooden screw plans. Maybe they will be helpful for someone else. Sorry, not as pretty as Mads sketches…

Handwriting Schematic Font Rectangle Parallel

Handwriting Rectangle Font Parallel Schematic

Handwriting Rectangle Font Wood Parallel


Here is what I got done last night.
I had already glued together the two pieces of 2×4 for the guide block.

-Last night I cut out the recess for chips
-Cut the kerf for the guide plate.
Wood Gas Audio equipment Hardwood Home appliance


Then I cut up an old saw for the metal guide piece. No one will miss this crappy old Buck Bros Saw!
Stuck it in and marked out the shape:
Table Wood Musical instrument Wood stain Hardwood


Then used the calipers to scratch out the 1/4" protrusion:
Wood Tints and shades Natural material Space Pattern


I will save you from seeing the pictures of the metal cutting, It was ugly since I only had a hacksaw, that was going slow so I changed to sheet metal snips. That was a little faster but uglier. I need to buy an angle grinder or a reciprocating saw with a metal cutting blade for the next metal working project.

Once it was cut out I had to cut the semicircle. Here I used the hacksaw to remove most of the waste and then a round file to refine the shape:
Wood Wood stain Hardwood Tool Plywood


And voila! I have a guide block for my tap!
Wood Rectangle Wood stain Hardwood Electronic device


It's so exciting to finally be making progress on this screw project!

Next I need to cut the kerf that guides the tap, make a mortise and wedge for the cutter, and of course I need to make the cutter.

Thanks for reading!

Mauricio
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http://lumberjocks.com/projects/57123
MAURICIO:
PARA QUE LA LEG VISE NO SE DESEQUILIBRE Y HAGA FUERZA TORCIDA, DEBES EQUILIBRARLA DESDE ABAJO CON UN PEDAZO DE MADERA DEL MISMO GROSOR QUE LA PIEZA A SUJETAR!!!!!!!
 

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Guide Block for the Wooden Screw Tap

Hello LJ's,

As noted in the previous post I'm halfway through the milling of my lumber. I've set that aside for the weekend when I can run my machines without waking the kids.

For now I'm starting to work on the wooden screw for my leg vise.

First I thought I would post some of my sketches for my wooden screw plans. Maybe they will be helpful for someone else. Sorry, not as pretty as Mads sketches…

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Handwriting Rectangle Font Parallel Schematic

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Here is what I got done last night.
I had already glued together the two pieces of 2×4 for the guide block.

-Last night I cut out the recess for chips
-Cut the kerf for the guide plate.
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Then I cut up an old saw for the metal guide piece. No one will miss this crappy old Buck Bros Saw!
Stuck it in and marked out the shape:
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Then used the calipers to scratch out the 1/4" protrusion:
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I will save you from seeing the pictures of the metal cutting, It was ugly since I only had a hacksaw, that was going slow so I changed to sheet metal snips. That was a little faster but uglier. I need to buy an angle grinder or a reciprocating saw with a metal cutting blade for the next metal working project.

Once it was cut out I had to cut the semicircle. Here I used the hacksaw to remove most of the waste and then a round file to refine the shape:
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And voila! I have a guide block for my tap!
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It's so exciting to finally be making progress on this screw project!

Next I need to cut the kerf that guides the tap, make a mortise and wedge for the cutter, and of course I need to make the cutter.

Thanks for reading!

Mauricio
I am so jealous on this part of your project. Making a press screw is on my bucket list.
 

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