Monthly Archives: October 2012

Mjolnir (part 3) or, A Lesson in Sticking With the Plan

As the title says, things didn’t go exactly as planned with the hammer the past couple days.  I tried my best but it just didn’t work out as I imagined.  Here’s what happened.  Best pull up a chair and get some popcorn. It started … Continue reading

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Mjolnir (part 2)

After finishing up the leg vise, I had a little bit of time leftover and decided to get cracking on Mjolnir (yeah, it thinks a lot of itself!). I finalized the design and drew it on the handle.  It has … Continue reading

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Workbench Day 33: Leg Vise finished!

Today, I finally can scratch off this component of the bench at last! I came out to shop more confused than ever on how to proceed after ending the session yesterday in frustration.  So I turned on the radio and put … Continue reading

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Workbench Day 32: Mounting the Leg Vise (part 4)

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 … Continue reading

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Workbench Day 31: Mounting the Leg Vise (part 3)

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 … Continue reading

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Mjolnir (part 1)

At long last I have begun construction of my first mallet!  I’ve been seeing all these great pounders, thumpers, whackers, and smackers that everyone has been displaying on the internet and on TV shows and finally could take no more of the bounce-back prone … Continue reading

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Workbench Day 30: Mounting the Leg Vise (part 2)

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 … Continue reading

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