Once I got over the height visual miscue, I noticed that the bench was a tad leaner. No more protruding shoulder vise on the front and no more 1/2 of a tool tray hanging out the back. I like this lean smaller looking bench. I am especially liking the clean front and rear edges. Not that I clamped a lot to my bench, but now I can do it everywhere. All my catch all, pile it here, corners on the bench are gone. All I have left now is 100% prime woodworking real estate.
The Bench is 83" long x 23 1/2" deep x 35" high. The new vise is installed and I don't think that I will miss the shoulder vise at all. For my dovetailing ops I'll use my moxon which was basically the only thing I used the shoulder vise for anyways.
|front and rear jaws|
|marking the holes in the ash|
|flushing the oak to the LVL|
|using the scrub to remove most of the proud|
|ugly grain reversal|
|screw on the knob snapped off - what's next?|
|rod spacer bar and e-ring|
|bad bad nylock nut|
|broke the tip off my screwdriver trying to remove it|
|finally got it off|
|20" across the jaws|
|4 1/2" to the bars|
|7" outboard on the face jaw|
|vise crimpy thingie|
|scoring blade killer|
|mini tite mark scoring blades|
I am using the 1/2" stock I bought to make totes to make the drawers for the workbench. I am going to dovetail them together and I didn't have any problems marking them with the new blade.
|I'm thinking of buying smaller veneer press screws - these are 18" long|
|cut the tails on the wrong boards|
I only had one cut that was off the line. On 3 others I starting sawing into the waste side of the line and I was able to correct them and get back on the line. Along with getting better at sawing, my confidence in myself to tackle any sawing is increasing.
This was it for the day. I am feeling much better but I'm still not a 100%. I have a residual annoying cough left but I don't have to empty the snot locker every ten seconds anymore. If I was 90%, I would have stayed in the shop and finished both of these. I am hoping that tomorrow I can fix the vise without having to flip the bench onto it's back. The dovetail thingie is an easy fix. And I have to make another handle for the vise. In the interim, I'm using my original LN handle.
"Why do they call it Rush Hour when nothing moves?"