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Graywolf

Richard
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This afternoon was spent preparing the materials for these marking gauges. Including the one I started a couple weeks back there will be a dozen. I’m going to be a few short on beams but I can work them in later. The heads are where most of the work is so I made a template for the shape and I made one for the wedge. Just to make part of it consistent and quicker to layout.
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So spent sometime laying out the mortises for eleven heads. I keep them in larger pieces for easier handling and work holding.
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with that work done, now comes the boring part of working out these mortises. Once that is complete I’ll mill out the wedges and fit the beams.
 

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Graywolf

Richard
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OK, so I worked on this some yesterday and today I set up and installed a new construction house of cabinets, which I’ll trim out tomorrow morning. Now I’ve had a little time mess with the pictures so here we go.
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like I said it’s boring work.
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so I bored from both sides the hole for the mortise for the beams first.
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now for the chisel work
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and now we can see what happens when you forget to clean the debris from the bench often enough.
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and now we will bore the wedge mortise, I used a scrap piece as a beam to prevent blow out inside the beam mortise. Only eleven from both side.
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that’s far enough for now. I’ll get back to this later in the week. I did finish the first one and if you look carefully its in several of the pictures, I also used it to do some of the marking out on the rest of these.
 

Graywolf

Richard
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Hello everyone, I know you’ve been waiting for the next installment of this little build. So here we go.
first I spent time shaping the wedges.
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With the wedges cut out I can focus on the wedge mortise. I use a scrap piece to prevent blow out while doing the chisel work.
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now I do a final fitting on the wedges.
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and now I workout the beam and it’s mortise.
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with all that fitted, I can cut the heads apart and set to shape them.
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I’ll cut these to shape and do a final planing to clean up these parts after that I’ll move to the blade and the finish. Later!
 

Graywolf

Richard
Corporate Member
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continuing clean up and details, almost ready for marking points and finish.
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these are fun, I’m just having to fit them in with a hectic work schedule. I’m truly surprised they haven’t shut down some of these job sites, that said I am grateful for the business, because I see a another market bump coming in late summer. I’ll be scrambling for things to do then. More later :cool:
 

sawman101

Bruce Swanson
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I really like the vice that clamps onto your bench edge. I haven't ever seen one like that, but then I live down the hollow, in the woods, so I'm still a little wet behind the ears. Can you tell me anything about it Richard? And then here's another chapter on shaping pieces in your upcoming book ! :D ;)
 

Graywolf

Richard
Corporate Member
Bruce, that’s a Zylissvise or a Zvise, this particular model was one of the first on the market and I kinda inherited it from my dad as I’ve been cleaning up what’s left of his shop. I still have much more to workout there. That was one of the things I liked and enjoy using, my dad bought it and never really used it. That said if you do a web search for Z-vise tons of stuff comes up. As far as a book, I don’t know, most of what I know comes from what I was taught by others and books with the same info that I share. I’m not presenting anything that hasn't been presented before. I just don’t think I can improve on what I’ve been taught by those mediums. But thanks for the thought. Now as for you being wet behind the ears, I’d have to say they dried out many years ago, I’m just saying. :p
 

LocoWoodWork

Steve
Corporate Member
Richard, they turned out great and enjoyed following along. Really like your table top. I felt so guilty after seeing your shop that I actually cleaned up mine (somewhat).
Steve
 

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