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Old 12-06-2011, 02:00 AM
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nice figure in that there maple! I knew the color looked familiar....I too have quite a few Grizzly tools in my shop. Good call!
I know it's a lot of work, but maybe next time you're running some face frame stock through your Kreg system, you could take some more of those nice pictures and create a separate thread on your process. It would be great resource for TF and make for great reading.

PS This molding under the bench is a very nice detail:
No problem on documenting the Kreg process. Easy enough. It would be a fun quick project.

You know every time I look at that detail I swear I used poplar by mistake. I cut the other side out of the same piece though and it matches. Must have been a color shift in the wood. I might have to replace that one. Its starting to bother me.
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:08 PM
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you're thinking too much. It looks fine!
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Old 12-09-2011, 11:20 PM
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Well my rosewood plane knobs from Lee Valley showed up. I had already purchased what hardware I thought I might need to fasten them to the vise handle. But... I wasn't expecting them to have threaded studs epoxied into them. Turns out this situation was easier and cleaner looking than having a through bolt.

Again, I stole this idea. I saw it on Lie-Neilson's vise handles.

Lucky me, the threads on the studs are 1/4-20. Got out a #7 drill bit, then a 1/4-20 tap, rubber O-ring, enlarged a fender washer hole to 1/4" and screwed the knob on. Easy peasy. This looks nautical to me and keeping with the theme... whatever that is.














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Old 12-09-2011, 11:27 PM
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Also installed the suede to the Moxon and the leg vise...







Couple last parting shots before it all gets messy and beat up...















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Bigfoot, that is just wonderfully gorgeous! Great photography, too. The knobs look perfect on the shaft, and I agree - a bit nautical. Do you say "Arrrr" every time you enter the shop?

You're going to build some beautiful pieces on that bench - it'll make you want to make everything just as nice.
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Old 12-10-2011, 01:58 AM
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...Do you say "Arrrr" every time you enter the shop?
I do...
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Old 12-10-2011, 01:18 PM
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really beautiful bigfoot! It's more akin to fine furniture than a workbench. Would make an awesome kitchen island! I'll be curious to see what you store in the cabinets. Post some pictures down the road when you get there.
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Old 12-10-2011, 05:02 PM
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Bigfoot, your craftsmanship is truly impressive (photography ain't bad either ).

This has been a very enjoyable thread, thank you!

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I can't wait to see what you may do next...

Where did you buy the suede for the Moxon vise pads?
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I can't wait to see what you may do next...

Where did you buy the suede for the Moxon vise pads?
Bigfoot,

I also cannot wait to see what else you do as your bench is really fantastic. Thank you very much for the pictures and details of your build.

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