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.

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Considering the outstanding torsional rigidity of the structure.  The deep cross members provide another benefit, more weight.

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This 3″ thick slab of ash will become the chop of the face vise.

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The slide box for the face vise.  It will be mounted between the aprons.

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The slide box is built “around” the slide.  The slide is removed and scraped to provide just enough clearance for movement.

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Surface dimensioning using a temporary cross stop.

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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.

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Cross cutting.  Easier than sawing on top of the bench.  But still, a proper shop will have a saw bench, built to appropriate height.

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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.

 

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One Comment on “Nicholson update – the “almost” roll-out”

  1. Tim Miller Says:

    ANXIOUS TO SEE THIS GEM FINISHED!!


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