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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] Chop Redux

Okay, so if you follow this blog, you’ll know that last year I built a leg vice and attached it to the workbench I built over the summer.  The chop on this vice was simply two pieces of 3/4″ pine, … Continue reading

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[Medal Chest] More dovetails!

*Note to my readers—this is the secret project I’ve mentioned a few times.  It has consumed my shop time since February.  That’s why it’s been so slow on the blog for the last few months.  Now that it has been … Continue reading

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[Moxon Mini-Bench] For sooth, mine bench completeth well.

Jumping back in to the icebox, I mean shop, I finished up the Moxon mini-bench today and am well pleased. First order of business was to get the poplar nut-housings cut and chopped so I can make the handles for … 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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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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