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Maybe some poly, lacquer, something on all that before you reassemble.  Bit of protection ya know?

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Pretty good price on that lumber...cheapest I've seen ash around here anywhere is from $1.25-$1.50 bd ft

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Today, I went to crosscut the 2 x 4 down for jaw parts...Craftsman 7-1/4" saw was deep enough to make the cuts...problem?:DevilLaughing: Seems the saw had fallen onto the floor..not only bent the guard, it broke it...Was able to free the blade up, enough to make a few cuts...stacked those up, out of the way...

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Middle two will be the jaws...other two are...undecided..yet.   Looks like I'll have to "retire" the old saw :( Will be on the "look out" come spring sales...

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Both seem about the right size...fitting the non-moving end will be a bear ( anyone want to help:ph34r:)

Leg is in the way, otherwise, I could center the vise..

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We'll see....may route out a recess for both metal jaws to sit into...need enough room for dog holes, too..

 

Stay tuned..:OldManSmiley:

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14 minutes ago, steven newman said:

Looks like I'll have to "retire" the old saw :( Will be on the "look out" come spring sales...

Sorry about the saw...hate it when an old friend passes on...check your local Pawn Shops...you often can snag a good one quite reasonable. Ours usually are overloaded with 7-1/4" saws.

See them in the flea markets around here too...

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1 hour ago, steven newman said:

Looks like I'll have to "retire" the old saw :( Will be on the "look out" come spring sales...

Pity we don't live closer.  Just traded away a Craftsman that someone gave me.  They thought it was junk.  Turns out it needed a new cord.  $5 fix. Already had two and no room in the drawer for anything.  

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Still have that 6" SKIL Home Shop saw......works like new....just doesn't cut as deep as the Craftsman did.....and, I don't feel like running the Craftsman without the guard...

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Planed the one jaw smooth,  may get to the other one, later...Not sure IF I want to route out a recess for the metal jaws to sit in...

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After a glue up, today...had to flatten one face of a jaw..

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Decided to go ahead and install this in the vise...which meant removing this  "thing":DevilLaughing:

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Clamped the new jaw  in place, and marked where the LONG FAT screws needed to go..

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Had to drill pilot holes...wax the threads , to drive 4 screws...#12 straight slotted flathead screws...

I set the new jaw slightly proud...

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Once I can get the rest of the rebuild done..I can plane both jaws to match each other...I did lay out for the dog holes...

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Have the right drill bit.   Going to wait until the vise is done...recheck the lines, adjust if need be, then drill.  12" brace?:ChinScratch:

For now..I'll see how this works...stay tuned:cowboy:

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50 minutes ago, steven newman said:

Have the right drill bit.  

That bit looks pristine...quite shiny in fact.

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22 hours ago, steven newman said:

Not sure IF I want to route out a recess for the metal jaws to sit in...

 

Other than the obvious of having more open space between the vice faces what advantages would that have?

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Maybe hide the metal edge under the wood edges?   Planes hate it, when they try to cut metal....

 

Will now more when I tear the old stuff out...then see what space I need....

 

Bit is a Craftsman..#13, I think....have a few like that...all yard sale bits.

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2 minutes ago, steven newman said:

Maybe hide the metal edge under the wood edges?   Planes hate it, when they try to cut metal....

 

Had not thought about that one.  I tried using a plane when I came home from Iraq.  The pins in my wrist and arm did NOT appreciate my effort. 

 

Doctor told me "don't do that again."

 

LOL

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Well, the only way a new top would happen....would be to build new bench....not in the budget, right now...

 

Drilled another dog hole in the vise, centered on the middle row of dog holes...whew...takes a while to get things to the right depth...

 

I did have a dowel on hand....was a tad too fat,,,got it "slimmed" down....and made two sets of dogs...

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2 longer dogs..with a notch...can be used with the notch or not...and..

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A pair of these short dogs...A strip of plywood keeps racking away...notch in use...

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And, notch not in use....board was a hair too short..that plane?

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Stanley No. 3c....3 patent dates.   dogs held well enough for the plane to make a few Ash shavings...

 

Not sure IF any BLO  will get on the dogs...

Stay tuned

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