Friday, January 16, 2015

(The Parallel Guide) Split Top Roubo Bench Progress as of January 16, 2014

 As of today Jan 16, 2014, I pretty much concentrate on carving up the leg vise i.e, the chop, parallel guide, and roller bracket.

The parallel guide is pretty much done with its 3.8 inch holes punched out, tenon cut and so is its end fin.

Ok, got the stencil cut out for the sliding deadman.

As you can see from the wagon wheel the gold/yellow paint is peeling off. Yup, the paint didn't stick to the wheel. I'll remove the paint later on. From this pic, the chop is drilled and attached together with its wheel and front left leg of the bench.

Its quite obvious that the nut is longer than actually needed. A minor  adjustment is required and a 1/2" diameter through hole with 1-1/4 " x 1/2" deep counter bore will be drilled later.

Finally, did some cleaning. A well routed out 1/2" diameter through hole with 1-1/4 " x 1/2" deep counter bore. Also with its protruding nut cut away. BTW, the brown smear on the acme hole is a little  grease from the acme screw.
An overall pic of the wagon leg vise that is yet to be completed.

Now, here is the sticky situation. In order to center the chop with the bench leg and also making it parallel to vertical sides of the bench leg, I made sure that the chop is square between both the leg and the chop so that I can put a mark of the bench leg vertical lines to the chop and carved out the chop later on.

A close up.

The parallel guide of the bench

After making the vertical lines of the bench leg to the chop, I use these marking to carve out the chop.

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