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  • allpurposeme commented on SlickSqueegie's instructable Shop made bench vice7 months ago
    Shop made bench vice

    Many bench vises use the same method. Be sure to counter sink an area on the back end though or the e-clip will catch on your work..

    Another question.. Did you do anything to hold the underside carriage together to prevent side to side racking later down the road? I'm considering the same thing except for building the carriage part as one piece. I guess at some point soon I'll get busy and put one together. I have a steel face vise that works just fine and the carriage is one piece with two separate holes for the guide bars to prevent racking. http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q490/atheola/20170206_094639.jpgThe reason I ask is because I made one some time back and it worked at first, but over time began to hang up and became useless. Now I really want (and need) a separate shoulder vise or whatever you want to call it and I have to face the fact that I'm cheap when it comes to paying out bucks for things I can bu...

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    Another question.. Did you do anything to hold the underside carriage together to prevent side to side racking later down the road? I'm considering the same thing except for building the carriage part as one piece. I guess at some point soon I'll get busy and put one together. I have a steel face vise that works just fine and the carriage is one piece with two separate holes for the guide bars to prevent racking. http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q490/atheola/20170206_094639.jpgThe reason I ask is because I made one some time back and it worked at first, but over time began to hang up and became useless. Now I really want (and need) a separate shoulder vise or whatever you want to call it and I have to face the fact that I'm cheap when it comes to paying out bucks for things I can build myself. ;)

    This is really nice, but a few questions..Any problems with racking so far? Well one question actually..I found a company that sells acme threaded rod and nuts to match. http://www.dependableacme.com/ and they do sell to the public.. Prices aren't that outrageous..

    Perhaps try cutting a slot in the sides of the rod to add an e-clip to hold the chop..

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  • allpurposeme commented on markbyounger's instructable Leg Vise (Threadless)7 months ago
    Leg Vise (Threadless)

    I made this vise in a pinch awhile back, but it's just a 2x4 and a long threaded rod with a nut under the table to hold it in place. It's not pretty, but it'll hold just about anything I need to hold. The pivot at the bottom is just held in place with lag bolts and the pin is some steel rod with a cheap handle. I'll get around to making a prettier one someday, but for now it works. http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q490/atheola/20170206_091816.jpg

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  • Workbench vise from reclaimed scissor jack

    If you don't want to go the old jack route there are also a few places online that sell acme threaded rod and matching nuts.. http://www.dependableacme.com/and https://www.mcmaster.com/#acme-threaded-rods/=fmxczpNothing wrong with old jacks and it's always good to recycle if you can, but sometimes you need a specific size not always readily available in the junk yard.

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  • allpurposeme commented on pfred2's instructable Make an Acme Tap7 months ago
    Make an Acme Tap

    I've had one come apart on me when it snagged a sharp edge. It was flying off of an air grinder and hit me where I could have ended up singing high notes for life. I got really lucky with no lasting damage, but it scared me enough to be much more careful..

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  • Hardwood hair combs on the scroll saw - Made at Techshop

    I decided to wait till I get a new printer cartridge and try printing it. My hand were free when I was born, but they've developed old age malfunctions and the warranty expired plus I drink too much coffee now days. I did find a pattern from Steve Good's site so now it's just a matter of parting with that stuff that makes my wallet appear to have something in it.

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  • Hardwood hair combs on the scroll saw - Made at Techshop

    Very nice.. I have been thinking of something similar. Instead of a pick just a handled comb with a little extra layer of 8th inch material for the splines of the comb for strength and perhaps even a little more for the handle. I just got in an order of 1/4" walnut from GreenValley wood products (available on the E and bay site). 15 pcs of 12"x5"x1/4" for $34. Already have the 8th" material. VERY nice quality material and later this week some maple of similar dimensions. Just my opinion, but I think the contrasting shades will look great together. Thanks for the instruction although I'll likely just freehand things.

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  • allpurposeme commented on CabinetDoorGuys's instructable Image Transfer to Wood1 year ago
    Image Transfer to Wood

    I'm kind of amazed that the ink doesn't bleed out with the clear coating. Seems to me that spraying it would work much better than brushing it on.

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  • Jefferson Style Modular bookshelves

    I was fully prepared to suggest dowels to hold them together until the last page. You caught me off guard there..Anyway, I love the idea because I need to build some workshop shelving and having the ability to use them for transport is a great idea. I even thought about removable doors that can be taken off and stowed away when not in use, but used as covers during a move or perhaps to keep sawdust out.. Great starting idea.. Thanks!

    Someone else suggested an interlocking solution. Perhaps an oversized dado , perhaps 3/4 inch on the bottom of the shelf or something similar and a 1/2 inch cleat on top of the one under it just to keep the top shelf from sliding off from the one under it? Of course that space age stuff gravity will probably work too..

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  • allpurposeme commented on darbinorvar's instructable How To Make a Wooden Countertop1 year ago
    How To Make a Wooden Countertop

    Beautiful work. I make counter and table tops as well, but being a poor man almost all of them are made of pine from ripped 2x lumber. I've had fantastic results with just glueing the edges and clamping, but sometimes I also use biscuits for additional strength. If I ran into that amount of maple I'd think I died and went to heaven..

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  • allpurposeme commented on jimmar57's instructable Building an Outdoor Sauna1 year ago
    Building an Outdoor Sauna

    I'm terrified of freezing. Back in my youth I hitch hiked all over the US even in the dead of winter and came very close to freezing to death a few times even becoming unconscious twice so rolling around in snow is right off my list of things to do ,but I love the idea of the sauna and may just build one if the Mrs lets me. Some things we just have to get permission to do. Ticking off the Mrs is never a good idea.

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  • allpurposeme commented on woodumakeit's instructable Cedar Glider1 year ago
    Cedar Glider

    Normally I don't vote in these kinds of things, but I did this time. Very nice! I'm thinking of a similar seat, but one of the hanging variety for the front porch. If you want a great deal on scroll saw blades check out mikesworkshop.com.

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  • allpurposeme commented on CobyUnger's instructable Manual Chainsaw1 year ago
    Manual Chainsaw

    I'm getting too old for this foolishness so power is where it's at, but if I were to decide risking a heart attack was worth it I'd try making a bow chain saw. A bow saw is really simple to make and you can make them just about any length you like..3 sticks and a piece of string..

    Not to mention the inherent safety of the space age technology of the handle..

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  • allpurposeme commented on JON-A-TRON's instructable Fireplace Coffee Table1 year ago
    Fireplace Coffee Table

    Very cool design even though the fireplace insert isn't quite up my alley. I really love the idea of the wooden threads, but I don't seem to be able to find much if anything at all on google where wooden screws or bolts are used .I once took a very old desk apart that the top was fastened down with wooden threads. It really was a shame that it had been so abused because it was so well built that if I had to guess I would say it was over 150 years old, not an item you will ever find in the cheap furniture stores today.

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