Nicholson update – the “almost” roll-out
As the poet, Robert Burns said “the best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men, gang aft agley” Due to scheduling problems, a partial “roll-out” was all we could muster over the weekend. But it proved worthwhile, nonetheless.
Considering the outstanding torsional rigidity of the structure. The deep cross members provide another benefit, more weight.
This 3″ thick slab of ash will become the chop of the face vise.
The slide box for the face vise. It will be mounted between the aprons.
The slide box is built “around” the slide. The slide is removed and scraped to provide just enough clearance for movement.
Surface dimensioning using a temporary cross stop.
Ripping. Sawing from the side would move a “lesser” bench. But there’s plenty of weight here to keep everything in place, even though nothing is bolted fast, at this point.
Cross cutting. Easier than sawing on top of the bench. But still, a proper shop will have a saw bench, built to appropriate height.
Planing an edge against the crochet. Such a simple, marvelous device.
As soon as the bench is “fully dressed”, I’ll put up the gallery.
This entry was posted on March 30, 2014 at 11:13 pm and is filed under Uncategorized. You can subscribe via RSS 2.0 feed to this post's comments.comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.