Category Archives: Workbench

[Leg Vise Chop] Finished!

Finally wrapped this project up, after some setbacks. To correct the angled chop I had to see what was the problem: the hole drilled in the chop or the hole drilled for the coupler buried in the leg?  First I … Continue reading

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[Leg Vise Chop] Seating the Garter

Good news bad news kind of day.  Twice. The first thing that hit me today was that the bare spot I had filed into the threads on the leg vise “screw” (really a 5/8″ threaded rod from the Borg) for … Continue reading

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[Leg Vise Chop] Finished Carving

Well, after two sweaty hours out in the shop today in ridiculous humidity, I was able to wrap up the last of the carving and put on the final touches. Here it is with the basic shaping and sanding complete. … Continue reading

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[Leg Vise Chop] Carving Update III

Here’s the latest progress shot…I scrapped the flames because they were too small and difficult for my skills and toolset.  I thought my carving chisels were small and now I’m finding they’re too big in some respects! But, all the … Continue reading

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[Leg Vise Chop] Carving Update II

Not much that words can express that picture’s can’t outdo…I carved another 2 hours and it’s coming along nicely! And here it is next to the original.

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[Leg Vise Chop] Carving Update

So I had some more time today in the shop and continued to work on the leg vise chop. There’s not much to tell, the picture show the progress. It was slow, sweaty work, but this is the result of … Continue reading

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[Leg Vise Chop] Starting Carving

Got a little time in the shop left after repairing my jack plane iron—that’s another post—time to start carving! First I transfered the design using tracing paper (rub a pencil to cover the back in graphite, then retrace the design … Continue reading

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