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Traversing in the 10 inch eclipse vise.

I couldn’t take it any more. Our ikea cutting board looks like a potato chip. So tonight I looked at my cut off pile and found a 24 inch southern yellow pine 2×12 cut off from the bench aprons. It’s … Continue reading

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It’s just a matter of perspective.

That’s the first number 4 I ever bought. Recently, while planing some syp for my marking gauge project I broke the tote. I wasn’t pushing hard or taking a deep cut. It just broke. I’ve had a few weeks to … Continue reading

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Laundry Cabinet Case Dovetails fit, ready for shelf dados.

Finally getting back to my laundry cabinet build. The vise is mostly mounted. I haven’t written the longer post yet, because its a pain in the rear end to write a long post with pictures from my phone. The app … Continue reading

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Eclipse 10 inch vise install. Mostly done.

I’ll be writing a longer post about the craziness with the install. How I broke a No 4 plane handle just planing. How I had to shim to fix the gap from miss marking the holes, the 3 different sets … Continue reading

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Eclipse 10 inch vise mounting part 1. Make a big hole in your bench.

Just thought I’d share some progress. I’ll write a whole post on the start to finish when I’m done. Yesterday I laid out the hole for the vise as close to my left bench leg as possible. Also, the whole … Continue reading

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Getting ready for the install of the Eclipse 10 inch vise.

I’ve been waiting 4 years for this vise. It’s the same size as my dream Record 53. Tonight I took off the crochet and marked out the opening. Tomorrow we cut. Wish me luck. It’s like Christmas eve. I can … Continue reading

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How to make a french marking gauge. Part 1.5

… or how to sort of make a prototype in Southern Yellow Pine because you’ve never made one before and don’t want to ruin your expensive hardwood that you have to drive 180 miles round trip to get. If you … Continue reading

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