The bench I am working on will have a leg vise. My current metal vise has taken a bite out of my chisel, dented the handle of my mallet, and put black marks on lots of work pieces. Ok, alright I might have had something to do with that .
But my next vise I would prefer a wood screw. Does anyone local have a way to make a 1 1/2" (or larger) wood screw?
I picked up the thread box from Tom today an got a shop tour. Nice space! Even more impressive how little was contracted out.
I swung by Klingspor's on the way out but unfortunately they don't have 1 1/2" dowels. It looks like WoodCraft has them though. I will post back when I have some screws .
Just an FYI, if Big Wood Vise.com is not taking orders you can try www.lakeerietoolworks.com if creating your own does not work out. Price is the same. I am planning to build a similar workbench (you might remember my post on that topic), but I am a little bit behind you.
I am interested in how things are going with that QSWO. If you check some of the tables in the Schwarz book, QSWO compares favorably to hard maple in stiffness, hardness, and weight.
Thanks for the tip Greg. I have been following Schwarz' build and that is one nice looking bench. And the hardware for the leg vice is sweet.
No progress yet on my WB. I still have to finalize some design details. I also have one project ahead of it which is getting my TS on a mobile base. I know I could just buy one but what fun is that?