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  1. #106
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    I,ll be ...cant turn it around...
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    Below are three pictures of the progress on my workbench so far. I hope to get it nearly done tomorrow. I cut two tapered housing dadoes in the front apron and then loosely assembled it. There are wedges that hold it together. Tomorrow I hope to cut the back apron housing dadoes and bolt the aprons on so I can glue the bench top in place.

    Housing Dadoe:
    Apron Housing Dado.jpg

    Loosely assembled bench:

    Loose Pre-Assembly1.jpg

    And a picture with the vise sitting about above where it will be in the bench once complete.
    Loose pre-assembly.jpg
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    It worked! They all came in upside-down Nice slick, Paul! I'm highly jealous of your anvil!

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    Anvil.jpg

    That posted correctly.

    Scot what gives with the inverted images ?
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    Looking good. I recently built the Moravian Bench. If your thinking tail vise, the Lee Valley Veretas Inset Vise is very useful. More robust than it looks and quick to install. Needs some dog holes. Rockler has wheels you engage with pedal, four for $60.00. They work good and handy for a small space.

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    Wheels might be nice on the bottom of it and foot pedal engaged ones sound great. No tail vise for me. Maybe later but for now no tail vise.
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    Not the fine craftsmanship shown elsewhere on this thread, but immensely useful. Lapstrake clamps from scrap 2x4s and a floor fitting from 4" ABS with wheels from an old bed frame for the 4" dust collection. Note the nylon washers under the wing nuts. They make it much easier on the fingers.
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    I think it was Norm, not that Norm, who said you can never have enough clamps. I’d have no use for them but I still want some. That washer is using the old noggin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boater14 View Post
    I think it was Norm, not that Norm, who said you can never have enough clamps. I’d have no use for them but I still want some. That washer is using the old noggin.
    If you look carefully at the red cedar one on the right you can barely see that it has a big plastic knob nut. That's way better.

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    Clamps ? Here's a shot of one of my lapstrake clamps, I turned up a little gizmo to fit over the butterfly nut so I can do them up easily, quickly and hard.P3290115.jpg
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