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How to make a Split-Top Roubo Woodworking Bench for under $200 part II
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I got around to cutting off the ends of the workbench today. Since it was 5" deep I had to use a circular saw and cut to its maximum depth, then flip it over and do the other half, and finally cut through the last 1-1/2" with a handsaw. Before doing that, I mated the two halves together and clamped them. Then, I used a straight edge that was placed exactly 90 degrees to the long side. And finally, I cut them as one piece. After unclamping, and flipping, I repeated the same procedure. There is really no other...
How to make an all wood version of a machinist's vise - Part 2 - Wood Selection
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I have a lot of turning blanks of various exotic woods. Many of which will fit perfectly for the components of our vise. Those combined with a Purple heart and an African Padauk board should just about do it. The primary wood types we are using is Purpleheart, East Indian Rosewood, African Padauk, Marblewood, and for the jaws, the densest wood in the world - Lignum vitae. The main screw for the vise is a 2" diameter threaded steel rod. The threaded rod is a beast with a weight of 20 lbs. by itself. With the dynamic jaw complete, we will...
How to make an all wood version of a machinist's vise
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After building my all wood oak c-clamps, I was inspired to make a vise. I wanted something similar to a machinist's vise, like this: This is one of my metal working vises and I am modeling my design on this. I also plan to make some woodworking bench vises too, But I wanted to give this a try. This style of vise is really quite simple. It has two primary components that are attached by a screw. The parts are the dynamic jaw, which is the one that moves in and out. And the static jaw, which is mounted to...