Monday, February 10, 2014
Bench Build Next Steps
The bench build continues to go well, I have finished the parts for the front glide vise and I my goal is to get this installed and adjusted this weekend.
|Glide vise parts|
One thing I learned is that you can tap hard wood to accept machine screws. This may seem elementary to some of you, but I had never thought to do that before, and is suggested in the plans to do so.
|bench view with leg attached|
|Additional bench view|
The remainder of the work will be on the top and the tail vise. I have all the maple I need barring any major screw ups, and I had to use hard vs. the preferred soft maple. My wood monger in Indiana did not have a good selection of clear soft maple so rather than wait I switched to the hard maple.
So far the build is going well, there are some challenges which keeps things interesting, and I am learning some new techniques along the way.